Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Los Robles Health System is now offering endoscopic spine surgery thanks to Armen Oganesian, DO, Thousand Oaks Acorn reported April 15.
Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that accesses the spine through a keyhole incision. It is a prime procedure for outpatient settings due to its lower risk of complications, reduced blood loss, smaller incisions and faster recovery time.
"Patients are often up and about with minimal to no pain within hours," Dr. Oganesian said. "This approach can be used for multiple spinal disorders, including herniated discs and spinal stenosis, with excellent success."
In August, Dr. Oganesian completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and began practicing with Modern Orthopedic Spine Specialists in Thousand Oaks.