Same Day Spine Surgery
Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians provide Same Day Spine Surgery, using state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques and instrumentation to help patients recover in a shorter period of time and allow for a quicker return home.
The trend over the last 10 years has been for health plans, employers, and other organizations to offer same day surgical procedures at ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) as an option for cost effective care in place of hospitalization. The term ‘same day surgery’ simply means the patient is admitted, operated on, and discharged within the same day.
In a same day, minimally-invasive spine surgery, a smaller incision is made, sometimes only a half-inch in length. The physician inserts special surgical instruments through these tiny incisions to access the damaged area in the spine. Entry and repair is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues when using minimally invasive techniques. Patients are home later the same day where recovery in one’s own home can be more comfortable than staying in a hospital bed.
Additional benefits of minimally-invasive, same day spine surgery include:
- Smaller incision and smaller scar
- Less damage to tissues and muscles
- Less blood loss
- Less post-operative pain
- Less painful recovery
- Quicker return to activity
Our same day surgical procedures are mostly performed at the Delmarva Survery Center in Elkton, Maryland. This surgery center is designed to provide high quality and cost effective surgical options to patients. It delivers the highest in patient care to our pre-operative and post-operative same day surgery patients.