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Outpatient Spine Surgery Specialist

Grant D. Shifflett, M.D. -  - Spine Surgeon

Grant D. Shifflett, M.D.

Spine Surgeon located in Marina Del Rey, CA & Newport Beach, CA

There was once a time when surgical procedures had to happen in specialized facilities away from the doctor's office. Today, incredible advancements in medical technology have transformed several operations into outpatient procedures. Grant D. Shifflett, MD can fix several spinal problems on an outpatient basis, which allows the men and women in his care to recover faster. To learn more about how an outpatient spine surgery can benefit you, call his offices in Marina del Rey or Newport Beach, California to book a consultation. You can even schedule it online!

Outpatient Spine Surgery

Outpatient spine surgery is the safe, efficient migration of spinal surgical procedures to the outpatient environment to:

  • Minimize hospital-related adverse events, such as infections
  • Improve the patient experience
  • Optimize post-surgical outcomes

Advances in minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to minimize muscle trauma, blood loss, post-operative pain, and hasten recovery. All that gets patients back on their feet more quickly and with a restored quality of life. 

Specialized retractor systems and utilization of high-powered microscopes and microsurgical techniques allow procedures to be done safely as outpatient procedures. Improvements in instrumentation and biologics have also been important advancements in transforming surgeries into outpatient treatments. 

Furthermore, alternative approaches to the spine such as the lateral approach or mini-open anterior or oblique approaches allow access to the spine without significant disruption of muscle or trauma to the soft tissues.

Advantages of outpatient minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • Diminished risk of infection
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less soft tissue disruption and muscle damage
  • Quicker recoveries
  • Improved perioperative pain control
  • Enhanced patient experience and satisfaction

Ultimately, the goal of outpatient surgery is to get patients home sooner to recover in the comfort of their own home without the risk of exposure to infection and the disruption of a lengthy hospital stay.

Please feel free to ask Dr. Shifflett's team about his outpatient surgical centers in Marina Del Rey, California and Newport Beach, California or request a tour of the facilities.