Liz Watson, of Easton, underwent minimally invasive spinal surgery by Dr. Khalid Kurtom to relieve pain she was experiencing from a herniated disc and compressed nerve.

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is our neurosurgery team's primary approach to care for spine conditions. We also treat pituitary, brain and spine tumors through MIS. Most of our patients can be treated in an outpatient setting, whether they require a disc fragment removal (microdiscectomy) or a spinal fusion.

Conditions We Treat

MIS procedures can be used to treat certain types of spinal conditions, including:

  • Compression fractures of the spine (due to osteoporosis or injury)
  • Curvature of the spine (such as kyphosis or scoliosis)
  • Degenerative or herniated disc disorders
  • Instability of the spine
  • Lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis

MIS is a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to operate through small incisions utilizing a tubular system. This approach offers minimal tissue damage and reduces blood loss, which results in a quicker recovery time. Patients may also experience reduced pain levels and a lower risk of infection after MIS.

Patient Stories

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with our spine neurosurgery team, call 410-820-9117.