Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Watch Baptist Hospital neurosurgeon Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D., perform a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy. The procedure, to correct a herniated disc in the lower back, involves delicate instrumentation that allows the surgeon to operate through a small incision, spreading muscles rather than cutting them.

Compared to open surgical procedures, minimally invasive spine surgery has many advantages, including less blood loss, less pain, smaller incisions and a faster recovery. Most patients can go home the day of surgery.



Sergio Gonzalez-Arias

Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD, FACS

Medical Director, Baptist Hospital Neuroscience Center