Traditional, open spine surgery involves cutting muscles or reflecting them off the spine in order to perform surgery. Today, Dr. Stieber can often perform spinal surgery utilizing minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Treatment often involves small incisions and muscle dilation, allowing Dr. Stieber to gently separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting them. In other cases, muscles are avoided nearly altogether by employing techniques that utilize the body’s natural tissue planes. These minimally-invasive procedures typically permit enhanced cosmetic appearance of incisions, shorter hospital stays, and faster return to work and activity. Many of Dr. Stieber's procedures on minimally-invasive spine surgery in NYC are performed on an outpatient basis.
Our primary goal is to provide our patients with the very best spine care experience. Dr. Stieber is an innovator in the field and lectures on the topic of minimally-invasive spine surgery in New York. By incorporating the most current MIS techniques, Dr. Stieber is able to treat a wide range of spinal problems, restore functioning, and returning his patients to activity as soon as possible.