Dr. Brian McHugh is an exceptionally talented board-certified neurological surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery on Long Island. He administers a wide range of tests to diagnose the root cause of your spinal problems, following which he curates a personalized minimally invasive treatment plan that involves small incisions, a negligible risk of complications, and a quick recovery process. He aims to help you regain optimal spinal mobility with minimal downtime.
Unlike traditional, open spine surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries don’t involve cutting the muscles to access the spine. They involve using specialized tools and techniques to separate the muscles rather than cutting them. In some cases, the surgeon may also avoid the muscles by using the body’s natural tissue planes. Minimally invasive spine surgeries allow patients to resume their work and daily activities a lot faster than traditional surgeries.
Even though minimally invasive spine surgeries are a lot faster and less invasive than traditional surgeries, they’re still recommended as a last-resort treatment. Dr. McHugh treats most instances of neck and back pain with medications, physical therapy, or epidural injections. He only resorts to minimally invasive spine surgery if all non-invasive treatments fail and your spinal condition continues worsening at a rapid pace.