Treating Chronic Back Pain with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Sergio Gonzalez-Arias

Sergio Gonzalez-Arias M.D. FACS
Medical Director, Baptist Hospital Neuroscience Center

Dr. Gonzalez-Arias is chief of neurological surgery at Baptist Hospital and chair of neurosurgery at Florida International University's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.  He is the founding and current medical director of Baptist Hospital's Neuroscience Center and has served as chief of the hospital’s Department of Surgery and is past president of the medical staff. He has lectured nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spine surgery ... View full profile

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Surgery for chronic back pain doesn't have to mean a long stay in the hospital and a slow recovery.  On Thursday, October 21, Baptist Hospital neurosurgeon Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD, will perform a minimally invasive spine surgery during a live webcast.  The minimally invasive approach is used to relieve various types of pain.  The advantages over a traditional surgical procedure is less blood loss, less pain, smaller incisions and a quicker recovery.  Many patients go home the same day of the surgery.  Watch the live webcast and see this fascinating procedure as it happens.  Viewers are invited to send e-mail questions to Dr. Gonzalez-Arias during the webcast.  Viewers can also choose to watch the webcast in Spanish.