Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

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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 outpatient 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.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spine Surgery:

Faster Recovery

  • Outpatient procedures mean a faster return to a normal lifestyle including :
  • - Faster return to activites (swimming, biking, golf)
  • - Better patient experience (less pain, no blood transfusions)

Small Incisions

  • Advanced surgical techniques include the following benefits:
  • - 1 inch incisions (band-aid sized incisions)
  • - No muscle cutting
  • - Small scars
  • - No bleeding
  • - No brace following surgery

Less Costly

  • Reasons why minimally invasive spine surgery is less expensive include:
  • - No expensive hospital fees
  • - Quicker return to work means less money lost
  • - Fewer complications

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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