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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Specialist

Mark R Grubb, M.D. -  - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon

Northeast Ohio Spine Center

Mark R Grubb, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon located in Akron, OH

As an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, Mark Grubb, MD, can correct spinal abnormalities and treat degenerative spine conditions without causing unnecessary trauma to your body. At Northeast Ohio Spine Center in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Grubb is one of few surgeons in the region to perform truly minimally invasive spine surgeries. He offers procedures like discectomy and spinal fusions to restore the health and function of your spine. Call the Northeast Ohio Spine Center office or request an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spinal surgery?  

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a treatment option for a variety of spine conditions and injuries. Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery requires only a few small incisions to access damaged areas of your spine. Dr. Grubb performs truly minimally invasive spine surgeries to reduce trauma to your body.

During the procedure, Dr. Grubb inserts a scope that contains a light and camera through a small incision near your spine. The camera sends real-time images of the surgical site to an external monitor Dr. Grubb watches throughout your procedure.

Dr. Grubb is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques. He uses specialized surgical instruments to make repairs or remove damaged tissue or bone without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

What conditions can be treated with minimally invasive spinal surgery?

While Dr. Grubb focuses first on using noninvasive treatments to address a variety of spine injuries and conditions, he may consider you a candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery if physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other therapies aren’t enough to relieve chronic pain and mobility issues.

Minimally invasive spinal surgery may be right for you if you have a disability and persistent pain due to:

  • Fractures
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal abnormality
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Dr. Grubb is one of the only surgeons in the area to perform several types of truly minimally invasive spinal surgeries, including discectomy, decompression surgery, and spinal fusions to treat your specific condition.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery?

Minimally invasive spinal surgery offers many advantages over traditional open surgery for treating spine injuries and conditions including:

Fewer complications

Because you only need small incisions, you can expect to experience less pain, bleeding, and risk for infection than you might with open surgery. Smaller incisions also minimize your risk for scars.

Faster recovery

With minimally invasive spinal surgery, you can expect to recover quickly and get back to your usual routine faster than you might with open surgery.

Better surgical outcomes

Another benefit of true minimally invasive spinal surgery is that it allows Dr. Grubb to operate with a higher level of precision. The real-time images provide him with a close-up, consistent view of the surgical site.

If you need spine surgery for a herniated disc or other spine condition, rely on the expertise of Dr. Grubb. You can schedule a surgical consultation online or by calling Northeast Ohio Spine Center today.