Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgical Techniques belong to a group of highly specialized procedures that focus on preserving healthy anatomical structures without damaging surrounding tissue, while maintaining most of the muscle and ligament attachments intact. In some cases, surgeons need to use a needle or tube type endoscope (endoscopic spine surgery) to illuminate and visualize the spinal lesion. A display amplifies the diseased part of the disc and the surgeon performs the treatment with specialized tools such as lasers, radio frequency and other neurosurgical instruments.

The difference between conventional surgery and minimally invasive surgery rests in the fact that the later selectively treats only a diseased part of the spine with minimal bleeding and without damage to normal disc tissue.

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Unilateral Biportal Endoscopic Spine Surgery 

Orthopedic Surgery Center of Excellence

The possibility of seeing for yourself as we describe a minimally invasive and full endoscopic spine surgical approach to treat a single level recurrent down migrated disc herniation at L4-L5 level.

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The Best Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
in Tijuana, Mexico

Most Trusted and Recognized hospital for +10 years

With over 5 million patients treated each year, Hospital Angeles Tijuana is the leading medical tourism center in Mexico. Our state-of-the-art facilities are the only full-scale certified hospital facilities in Tijuana.

  • Only Internationally certified full-scale hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Personalized attention with US based case managers
  • Home to Dr. Dario Garin and Dr. Fernando Izquierdo two of the leading Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons in Mexico
  • Most prestigious hospital name in Mexico for over 10 years
  • Best technologically advanced medical facilities in Tijuana
  • Shuttle Service
  • Best Facilities and Amenities
  • Comfortable rooms with companion accommmodations
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Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery FAQ´s

Frequently-Asked-Question about Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

For more information about our packages and how having Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgeryy at Angeles Health International helps create a new you please read our most frequently asked questions or contact us today by filling out the medical form on the bottom of the page and get a FREE consultation.

Non-surgical treatment

At the onset of symptoms and during the first six weeks it is reasonable to try different medications and therapies to relieve the pain from the lumbar herniated disc and to give it time to heal. With time the body can reabsorb the disc herniation and symptoms may start to decrease. If this is the case, continued nonsurgical treatment is justifiable.

Surgery for herniated disc

The decision to continue with nonsurgical treatment options or to have surgery principally depends on one’s level of pain and dysfunction.

Therefore, patients who suffer from unbearable low back and/or leg pain that does not improve after pain killers, physiotherapy, or exercise are well suited candidates.

Another group of patients who can benefit from surgery are those who develop weakness in either toes, ankles or legs from the underlying lumbar disc herniation or extraforaminal stenosis (narrowing of the space available for the nerve root while exiting the spine).

With better and less invasive surgical techniques, surgery often represents a more cost-effective alternative than prolonged non-operative treatment.

Our BESST approach to treating spinal stenosis

Traditionally, lumbar stenosis has been treated by different techniques that range from open procedures such as decompressive laminectomies, foraminotomy or spinal fusion. Recently, surgical methods have developed to improve preservation of movement and surrounding normal anatomical structures, such as the muscles and ligaments.

Our Bi-portal Endoscopic Spinal Surgical Technique or “BESST” is based on the same operative technique as other surgical procedures, such as one side microscopic laminotomy and double-sided decompression. Compared with open microscopic spinal surgery, the BESST approach can reduce muscle injury and allow excellent visualization of the neural structures during decompression, making it a safer procedure.

Dr. Alfonso García, is the only Mexican Fellowship Trained (in Korea) Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon, who has successfully performed the first UBESST procedure in Latin America.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Center of Excellence

At AngelesHealth we offer a wide range of orthopedic surgeries for any type of orthopedic challenge. Our state-of-the-art certified hospital facilities provides the latest medical technologies, and the most trusted and recognized orthopedic surgeon names in Mexico.

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