Lumbar decompression and fusion is a surgical procedure to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or on one or more of the compressed nerve roots that pass through the spinal canal. The traditional method of performing spine fusion surgery has been to use longer incisions to allow the surgeon an expanded view of the spinal column.
“Recent technological innovations have transformed lumbar fusion surgery. Using specialized, state-of-the-art instruments, we are able to operate using tiny tubes through minimally invasive incisions. This new, leading edge fusion procedure promotes improved fusion rates, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times,” says Dr. Goll. “The minimally-invasive procedure prevents significant injury and trauma to the soft tissues around the spine, producing less scarring, and decreased discomfort after surgery for patients.”
Scott particularly appreciated the time and care Dr. Goll displayed leading up to surgery. “You can feel his sincerity,” Scott says. “Dr. Goll has a great bedside manner. You’re not just another number; and he doesn’t rush you through the process.”