Minimally invasive surgical care in San Antonio

At Methodist Healthcare, we provide both traditional and minimally invasive surgical options for our patients. Minimally invasive surgical techniques were developed to treat disorders with less damage to muscle tissue. Some minimally invasive procedures are performed with robotic technology that allows for more precise control. Other procedures can be done without robotic assistance.

For more information about our minimally invasive surgery options, please call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

At Methodist Healthcare, our specialists in spine care perform minimally invasive spine surgeries using the latest technology. After small incisions are made, a tubular retractor system passes through those cuts and dilates muscle tissue back, creating a pathway to the spine without stripping away muscle.

This method allows neurosurgeons to see the spine with a surgical microscope. In addition to minimizing muscle tissue damage, direct visualization is another big advantage of this approach. This procedure also allows for:

  • Reduced muscle damage
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery periods

Some patients are even discharged the day they have surgery.

Our neurosurgeons use advanced surgical techniques to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Spine surgery
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Instability and deformity