Minimally Invasive Procedures

Right Path offers a variety of minimally invasive procedures depending on your injury or medical condition, treatments are not limited to the following:

Injections

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Epidural Injection (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar & Caudal)
  • Facet Joint Injections (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar)
  • Joint Injections (Shoulder & Knee, ect.)
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Injection
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sympathetic Blocks (All Neurological Levels)
  • Therapeutic Botox Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Procedures

  • Discography at cervical, thoracic, and lumbar levels
  • Discectomy, endoscopically assisted at cervical, thoracic and lumbar levels
  • Intrathecal pump implant
  • Kyphoplasty &Verteberoplasty
  • Posterolateral fusion at lumbar levels only
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator trials and permanent placement
  • Synchromed morphine implantation
kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty

For Fractures within a vertebral body. Kyphoplasty offers immediate pain relief and stabilization of the vertebral body. It is also effective in treating pathologic/osteopathic compression fractures.

At the conclusion of the procedure, the spine is better aligned and stabilized and pain is dramatically relieved. Small tubes are placed into the fracture with x-ray guidance. The procedure takes about 45 minutes per fractured vertebra.

discectomy

Discectomy

A minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and specialized instruments such as microscopes and endoscopes. The biggest advantages of this procedure are that none of the muscles, ligaments, or other soft tissue structures needs to be cut or disrupted in any significant way. This translates into decreased pain after surgery and an enhanced rate of recovery.

This Minimally Invasive Procedure can be done on an outpatient basis. Many patients can return to work in just a few days. This Minimally Invasive Procedure is only appropriate for certain types of disc herniations and is not as appropriate for revision surgeries.

Fusion

We offer a Posterior Lateral Fusion which is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat leg or back pain generally caused by degenerative disc disease or stenosis. In this technique we access the spine from the posterior elements to stabilize them and reduce pain. This is one of the least invasive techniques currently available to achieve this goal.

Please Note:

  • Level 1 Procedures will be performed in office
  • Level 2-3 Procedures performed in a surgery center or hospital setting
Dr. Porter