Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office.
What was once a daunting concept has now become a convenient way to address chronic back pain and take back your life. Minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is a relatively new transformation in orthopedic back surgery, designed to help people who suffer from serious back conditions and who have exhausted non-operative therapy options.
Depending on your condition, spinal fusion can remove bone spurs, thickened ligaments, or disc ruptures in order to alleviate pressure on your spinal nerves. Minimally invasive procedures usually require smaller incisions and can cause less trauma to the surrounding normal tissues. Ideally, a minimally invasive approach will hopefully result in a faster recovery for surgical patients, so they can return to work and the activities they love in a reasonable amount of time.
If you suffer from regular serious back pain and would like a professional opinion about next steps, ask your doctor for a referral to Dr. James Leipzig at Virginia Spine Care. Dr. Leipzig specializes in operative and non-operative spine care, including minimally-invasive spine surgery. Call Virginia Spine Care today (540) 725-9771.