Dr. Choll Kim is extremely well-versed in the field of surgeries of the spine. Here he sheds some light on minimally invasive spine surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery does less damage to soft tissue than open surgery, and causes less bleeding and less pain and infection after the surgery. Blood transfusions are needed less often, and fewer trips to the ICU are necessitated.
The only real difference between open surgery and minimally invasive surgery is in the way the incision is made and the way the surgical target site is exposed. Yet these changes make a significant difference for the patient's well-being.
"Dr. Choll Kim graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship training in complex spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
"Dr. Kim is a nationally known expert in the modern field of computer-assisted minimally invasive spine surgery. He has trained specialists throughout the country on the safe and effective application of state-of-the-art techniques using image guidance and navigation technologies."