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Walking Easy Again After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

After a 37-year career at a petroleum company, Dan Hofferber was looking forward to retirement. But in 2014, Dan started having trouble with one of his legs. The muscle in his left thigh would tighten up, causing unbearable pain that made it hard to walk. ?I was used to walking a mile or two, and [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 8,000 people with spinal stenosis.
  • Advanced diagnostics. Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging technology to accurately identify the source of your spinal problems.
  • Cutting-edge surgical techniques. Mayo surgeons perform procedures, such as laminoplasty, that aren't available at many other hospitals. Computer-aided navigation is employed for some spinal stenosis operations. Minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible, to speed your recovery.
  • Team approach. Treating spinal stenosis involves specialists in neurology, orthopedics and physical rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to ensure you receive all the expertise needed to solve your problems.
  • Efficient care. In many cases you can be diagnosed and start treatment in just a few days.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Nov. 18, 2015