Surgery Outcomes | Dr. Rimlawi

Before choosing to undergo any type of surgery with any surgeon, it is important to fully understand the benefits and risks of your procedure. At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are dedicated to utilizing conservative treatment options and when necessary, minimally invasive procedures to help our patients find relief as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr. Rimlawi and the surgeons at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute have treated spine patients for over a decade and have performed thousands of procedures, helping patients return to the activities they love. With awards like Patient’s Choice and Becker’s Surgeons to Watch, our surgeons are not only invested in offering the best quality care and service, but also in helping you finally get back to the life that you love.

Traditional Open Spine Surgery

Traditionally, the only alternative to a life of back or neck pain was an invasive open spine procedure. Traditional open spine procedures are accompanied by a host of unfortunate realities, including:

  • Longer incisions, generally 4-7+ inches in length

  • Higher risk of failed back surgery syndrome

  • Long recovery times due to tissue disruption, generally 2-6 months

  • Higher risk of complication

  • Greater risk of infection

  • Longer hospital stays, generally 2-4 nights

At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute

Our mission is to offer the most advanced treatment options available to ensure an easier and faster recovery for our surgical patients.  Our surgeons, like Dr. Rimlawi are specifically trained in minimally invasive procedures that carry a host of benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Fellowship-trained spine surgeons

  • Outpatient procedures and shorter hospital stays

  • Shorter recovery period

  • Incisions as small as 3mm

  • Customized procedures at the affected spinal levels based on each patient’s specific condition and symptoms

  • Lower risk of infection

  • Lower risk of complication

  • True minimally invasive procedures

  • Minimal tissue disruption to the surrounding areas

If you are living with back or neck pain, do not wait to find relief. Contact us today and speak to one of our helpful patient care coordinators to learn more information or schedule a consultation with Dr. Rimlawi or one of our other spine specialists.