Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine specializes in the comprehensive treatment of disorders and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including musculoskeletal problems, disc problems and degenerative conditions, spinal deformities, fractures and tumors.
That means we offer complete management of spine conditions – from common low back pain and disc problems to spinal injuries and tumors – through treatments including minimally invasive surgery, spinal reconstruction and fusion procedures. We evaluate each patient carefully in order to determine what treatment or procedure will be the best for the patient. If surgery is required we can recommend traditional open spine surgery or minimally invasive spine surgery depending on the patient condition.
Traditional open spine surgery involves cutting and stripping the muscles from the spine. Minimally invasive spine surgery requires a small incision and muscle dilation, a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting or stripping them. This procedure typically leaves a small scar or scars. Post-surgical discomfort may be relieved with medication, and some patients undergoing a minimally invasive lumbar fusion are able to go home the day after surgery.
The practice of Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine is here to provide you with the best in possible health care. Our physician Walter X. Loyola, MD is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery with a fellowship in spine surgery from the University of South Florida.
Dr. Loyola is a member of the Society For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and North American Spine Society.
Featured Article on Dr. Loyola in Becker's Spine Review
38 Spine Surgeons who perform lateral access minimally invasive spine surgery Dr. Loyola is featured in Becker's Spine Review
Walter X. Loyola, MD (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano). Dr. Loyola is the vice-chair of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano surgery department. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has an interest in performing minimally invasive spinal procedures. In addition to performing XLIF, Dr. Loyola performs transformational lumbar interbody fusions, anterior lumbar interbody fusions with instrumentation and the X-Stop procedure. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and has been recognized by Newsweek as on of the best physicians in Texas. Dr. Loyola graduated from the University Central Del Caribe in Puerto Rico and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan. He also underwent training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, The Institute of Neurology in London and Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Click here to read the full article
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