MIS-OLLIF has advanced to the use of percutaneous systems, specific spinal instrumentation, use of tiny cameras (endoscopic) and magnifying instruments made negligibly invasive spine surgery conceivable. Points of interest of minimally invasive spine surgery are small skin incisions, muscle fiber dilatation along the natural plane using sequential dilators, reduced bone removal and blood loss. There is significant diminishing of post-op pain and quicker recovery time after surgery. Often times, it can be done as out-patient.
What is involved in MIS-OLLIF surgery:
While this is an outpatient surgery (in most cases), we do recommend resting for a prescribed period post-operative and then gradually increasing activity levels with instruction and supervision by your providers. You will also be advised to wear a back brace for added support during the healing process.