Reid Orthopedic Center offers skilled care using the latest technology for spine issues. Hon Vien, D.O., a spine surgeon whose expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, is in fact the only spine surgeon in the region to use the Mazor robotic surgical system, which improves surgical accuracy for certain procedures.
Mazor is an important tool to assist in correcting conditions such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures and herniated discs. Dr. Vien also uses other minimally invasive surgical techniques which allows less cutting into muscle and smaller incisions. This may benefit patients in several ways—for example, they may experience less pain, need less narcotic medication, have a lower risk of infection or complications, lower the need for blood transfusions and spend less time in the hospital.
Reid Orthopedic Center does not perform laser spine surgery because there is no scientifically proven benefit as compared to other minimally invasive techniques. More than 95 percent of minimally invasive spine procedures in the United States, in fact, are not performed with lasers. And remember, even a laser procedure still involves surgery.