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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery for Patients in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, & Surrounding VA Areas

Minimally invasive spinal surgery can sometimes provide the back pain relief that has continually eluded a patient, even though he or she has tried multiple conservative treatment approaches over the course of several weeks or months. Non-surgical options like physical therapy and medication are often highly effective for symptom management; however, some patients require surgical intervention to address the underlying cause of the discomfort. The orthopaedic specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics offer a full range of surgical and non-operative treatments designed to address severe and chronic back pain. We see patients from Hampton, Williamsburg, and Newport News, and the surrounding areas in Virginia.

Patients from the Hampton Roads area and beyond come to Tidewater Orthopaedics for advanced and personalized treatment of their spinal injuries, conditions, and pain. Our board-certified (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery), fellowship-trained (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) spine surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Mason, always emphasizes the most conservative approach possible when evaluating and recommending a patient’s treatment plan. When making that determination, Dr. Mason always considers an important question up front: Can the patient be helped by surgery?

Before advising a patient to consider minimally invasive spinal surgery, Dr. Mason will confirm that:

  • The pain will likely be relieved only through surgical intervention
  • The condition requires surgery to stabilize the spine and prevent further damage

When Dr. Mason and a patient agree to proceed with surgery, Dr. Mason will match the patient’s symptoms and current spinal condition with the most appropriate surgical procedure to provide the best chance for full recovery and healing. For some patients, the best option is a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Mason was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in the Hampton Roads area to offer minimally invasive spine surgery to address a wide range of spinal conditions, including those caused by age-related degeneration and spinal trauma. In general, minimally invasive surgery is safer than open spine surgery and allows a patient to recover faster and heal with less pain and scarring. Minimally invasive surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis or requires only a short hospital stay.

To learn more about back pain treatments, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason, call Tidewater Orthopaedics at 757-827-2480.