Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Reconstruction

“In my opinion, the minimally invasive spine surgery movement has been a long time in coming to scoliosis reconstruction,” notes Dr. Geck. “That is because we need to achieve more complex goals than removing a small disc herniation or fusing one spinal segment. We need to realign and reconstruct the spine in a way that long term normal function is preserved or enhanced while minimizing trauma to the soft tissues of the spine.”

The procedure has been adopted at a few of the top scoliosis centers in the United States. These centers include the Philadelphia Shriner's, Miami Children's Hospital, and the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center. Dr. Geck was the first surgeon in Texas to perform this procedure on both adolescents and young adults with idiopathic scoliosis.

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“One real advantage of minimally invasive instrumentation, whether it is mini-open or percutaneous, is the minimal trauma to the muscles around the spine and faster recovery of function,” says Dr. Geck. “These techniques can be very versatile even for complex, severe curves, especially when combined with either mini-open osteotomy techniques or VATS release for severe curves, or with minimally invasive interbody techniques for older adult reconstruction.”

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  • Traditional Treatments
    • Learn about traditional treatments for pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Learn about advances in scoliosis treatment and current minimally invasive options.
  • Osteotomy Surgery
    • For the most complex spinal deformities learn about how osteotomy surgery can balance the spine.
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery uses techniques for minimal invasion of the chest wall or thoracic cavity.
  • Vertebral Body Stapling
    • Vertebral body stapling is an innovative, minimally invasive approach that is an alternative therapy for early onset scoliosis.
    • Learn about minimally invasive interbody techniques such as XLIF, DLIF, and TLIF.
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  • Red Flag Symptoms
    • Many back problems can improve on their own or with non-surgical treatment. They key is to understand which symptoms are emergencies and need to be seen immediately.
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