Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Patients who suffer from chronic back or neck pain often struggle to get through a day. When non-surgical options fail, many aren't sure where to turn. Surgery involves some big decisions, including selecting a surgeon, hospital, rehabilitation program and follow up care plan. Patients should look for spine surgeons with a proven track record who can recommend and perform the best treatment options for a quick recuperation and pain-free life.
With the introduction of Illinois' first health center exclusively dedicated to minimally invasive spine surgery and excellence in patient care, patients can experience outpatient surgery from the best spine surgeons in the Chicago area at one of the leading teaching hospitals in the state.
The Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) Minimally Invasive Spine Institute surgeons use the most innovative, minimally invasive techniques and cutting-edge technologies to decrease the pain and recovery time of patients undergoing treatment of both common and complex spine conditions. Often, these procedures are done with just a one-inch incision and can help patients live a long and productive life without back and neck pain. Many of the minimally invasive spine surgeries now widely performed across the country have been developed and taught at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
Potential advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery versus traditional open techniques include shorter hospitalizations, less postoperative pain, faster recovery, reduced blood loss, less soft tissue damage, smaller surgical incisions, less scarring, and improved function.
Dr. Kern Singh and Dr. Frank Phillips are board-certified, spine fellowship-trained surgeons who have conducted extensive research in the latest procedures. They are frequent presenters at national and international spine conferences and are leaders in the use of new spine surgery techniques. But when it comes to treating patients, these surgeons also use well-established techniques with which they have a high level of experience. They do not endorse or perform procedures that have no proven track record or have not been proven beneficial in well-controlled studies. Drs. Singh and Phillips encourage all patients to carefully check the credentials of any surgeon they are considering.
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