Lankenau Medical Center is pleased to offer
minimally invasive surgical treatment for many spine disorders.
Minimally invasive spine surgery at Lankenau is performed by Gaurav
Jain, MD, a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in advanced forms
of spine surgery. Dr. Jain specializes in the treatment of spine
disorders using less invasive surgical techniques.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is spine surgery performed through tiny
“keyhole” incisions rather than the larger incisions typical of
conventional spine surgery. The result is surgical treatment for spine
disorders with less disruption and potential damage to muscles,
ligaments, blood vessels, bones, and other body tissues.
In addition to smaller incisions and, thus, less scarring and tissue
damage, the American Association of Neurological Surgery cites the
following potential benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery:
Less blood loss
Decreased need for
narcotic pain relievers
Shorter hospital stay
Quicker recovery and
return to work and
The possibility to
perform spine surgery on
Jain Talks Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Thanks to technological advances in recent years, it is now possible to
treat many spine disorders through keyhole-sized incisions. At Lankenau
Medical Center, technical expertise and experience in minimal
access, minimally invasive spine surgery—combined with magnification,
imaging, neuromonitoring, and instrumentation—allow Dr.
Jain to offer comprehensive treatment for the following spine
Degenerative disk disease
Injury or trauma to the spine or spinal cord
Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
Spinal cord injury
Spine fractures, including vertebral compression
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures
Surgical procedures performed at Lankenau using a minimally invasive
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