Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery
At Vanderbilt, our minimally invasive spine surgery options can help get you get back to your daily activities faster.
We have one of the few spine centers in the country with experts who can treat select spine conditions with endoscopic surgery, which is an outpatient procedure. Endoscopic surgery uses a very small incision and may reduce the need for narcotic pain medication after surgery and help you recover faster.
In some cases, endoscopic surgery can be done in an outpatient setting while you remain awake with local anesthesia. With awake spine surgery, there is often less pain, faster recovery and fewer side effects. Awake spine surgery can be a great option for people who don’t tolerate anesthesia well.
Our team works with you to find the surgery option that works best for your needs.
Why Choose Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
BlueCross BlueShield named us a Blue Distinction Center for high quality spine surgery care. And Becker’s Healthcare included us on its list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.
- Advanced care
Our experts are among few nationwide with specialized training in endoscopic spine surgery, an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery. Our surgeons can treat cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions ranging from disc herniation to stenosis and even fusions endoscopically. We tailor treatment techniques to our patients' needs based on the latest research.
- Personalized care
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. And, unlike any other spine center in the region, we carefully track how our surgical patients are doing years after treatment. We use the information we gather to improve how we care for patients every day.
We can offer specialty care through a simple video consultation with your doctor. This means you have access to a Vanderbilt specialist, close to home.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery options, including: