Why Get Major Surgery If You Don’t Have To?

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Why Get Major Surgery If You Don’t Have To?

Making medical decisions is a stressful process for any patient. When it comes to surgery, every patient is faced with multiple questions they may not have obvious answers to.

Is this the right procedure for me?

Will this actually stop the pain I am in?

How much will this cost me?

How long will it take for me to heal afterwards?

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs prefers to avoid major surgery at all cost for her patients. Through preventative care, patients at NexGen Orthopedics work hand in hand with Dr. Lloydine Jacobs to prevent any further injury and minimize the need for surgery to be their only solution.

However, some patients are faced with no other option but to follow through with a surgical procedure. If you have no other choice but to go through with surgery, why not make it as ultra-minimally invasive as possible?

There is a distinct difference between traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and ultra-minimally invasive treatment. Differences vary from recovery time, scarring, effectiveness, and a patient’s time commitment to overall treatment.

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs specializes in ultra-minimally invasive treatment at NexGen Orthopedics, a beneficial and advanced technique. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs performs an array of ultra-minimally invasive procedures including back procedures, shoulder procedures, knee procedures, neck procedures, elbow procedures, and much more.

So, what is the difference between traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery and ultra-minimally invasive treatment?

Traditional surgery, often known as open surgery, is technique in which a scalpel is used to make a large incision in the body for the surgeon to access what needs to be tended to. Through traditional surgery, patients will face extended recovery time, higher pain levels, and more risks than minimally invasive techniques.  

Minimally invasive surgery is a technique utilized by surgeons where they are able to minimize the size and number of incisions needed to perform the procedure. Through these small incisions, tiny tools and cameras are inserted to provide the surgeon with concise visuals to properly execute the procedure, while avoiding the need to make a large cut for open surgery.

This minimally invasive technique promotes a significantly quicker recovery time, less scarring on incision site, and an overall more comfortable healing process for patients.

Ultra-minimally invasive treatment is an even more advanced technique utilized by Dr. Lloydine Jacobs. Through this technique, Dr. Jacobs takes an extended minimally invasive approach to treatment. Microscopic incisions are utilized to perform the necessary treatment, recovery time is typically a maximum of 48 hours and there are no stitches necessary! Ultra-minimally invasive treatment allows patients to feel almost no effects of surgery, even less than that of a minimally invasive procedure.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques tend to have a recovery period that is half the length of that in traditional surgery, with ultra-minimally invasive treatments requiring even less, having barely any recovery time at all. Due to the less intrusive nature of ultra-minimally invasive procedures, the body is overall less damaged and heals more rapidly.

Many patients tend to be concerned with the physical marks a surgery can leave behind on their bodies. Ultra-minimally invasive procedures are utilized to put less strain on the patient’s body. Scarring in ultra-minimally invasive treatment, as well as minimally invasive surgery, versus traditional open surgery are incomparable.

Minimally invasive techniques involve incisions that can be as small as ¼ of an inch, where traditional surgery can be multiple incisions, each inches in length. These small incisions promote less scarring on the patient’s body.

When Dr. Lloydine Jacobs performs her ultra-minimally invasive treatments, incisions are even smaller than that of minimally invasive surgery. These incisions are microscopic and often don’t require stitches at all!

This ultra-minimally invasive approach aides each one of her patients in their recovery process, lessening the recovery process entirely. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs ensures that her patients will be faced with as much of a minimal recovery time as possible. Many NexGen Orthopedics patients can get their procedures completed on a Friday and be back at work by Monday, with minimal discomfort.

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs ensures that all NexGen patients receive complimentary IV vitamin infusions, personal trainer sessions, and work with our nutritionist in order to aide their recovery process. Incorporating these services maximizes treatment results to its highest capacity.

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs is able to tend to her patients with an effective technique that allows their lives to be as minimally disrupted as possible. Dr. Lloydine Jacobs is mindful of the busy lives her patients have and is able to provide them with needed procedures that keep their lives relatively unaltered – while still providing effective treatment.

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs performs most of her ultra-minimally invasive treatments in the convenience of the office. Due to the minor level of invasiveness, ultra-minimally invasive treatments are done in house at NexGen Orthopedics, providing each patient with convenient and effective treatment. This allows patients here at NexGen Orthopedics to avoid going through the time-consuming trouble of going to a surgery center for their treatments.

However, if a patient needs minimally invasive surgery as apposed to ultra-minimally invasive treatment, they receive this minimally invasive surgery at an outpatient surgery center. Due to the nature of Dr. Lloydine Jacobs’ minimally invasive technique, there is absolutely no need for patients to receive treatment in an inpatient facility or be admitted to the hospital. Outpatient treatment allows for a higher level of convenience for patients and minimizes stress that may build surrounding a surgery.

Patients at NexGen Orthopedics will also find a stronger piece of mind knowing that the surgical risks decrease in ultra-minimally treatment and minimally invasive surgery in comparison to traditional surgery – including the risk of infection and anesthesia complications.

Dr. Lloydine Jacobs’ main concern is the safety and success of her patients, a key factor in her choice to utilize the ultra-minimally invasive surgical technique.

Our main goal at NexGen orthopedics is to avoid a patient’s need for surgery all together, placing immense focus on preventative treatments and ultra-minimally invasive treatment. However, if there is no alternative option to surgery in a patient’s plan of care, Dr. Lloydine Jacobs will always use the minimally invasive technique to ensure the best quality of care for her patients.

Call us at 844-PAIN-RELIEF for more information on Dr. Jacobs ultra-minimally invasive treatment and what NexGen Orthopedics treatment works best for your needs!

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