Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Living with back pain or neck pain makes everything a challenge—from getting out of bed in the morning to tucking your children in at night. Whether your back pain or and neck pain are caused by an accident, an injury, arthritis, spinal stenosis or any other degenerative condition, you’ve probably already taken a number of steps to try to regain the pain-free life you once had. If physical therapy, cortisone shots and the other methods haven’t worked, surgery may be your best option.

But, at Middlesex Hospital, we want to make sure you know that all spine surgeries are not created equal. Our surgeons are pioneering new technologies in minimally invasive spine surgery that can treat your condition more effectively and get you back to your life faster.

Compared to traditional, open surgery, our minimally invasive spine surgery techniques offer many important benefits, including shorter recovery time, less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions and a lower risk of infection. And nearly every condition treated with open surgery can now be safely and effectively treated using minimally invasive surgery instead.


Our expert spine surgeons are committed to using the latest technology to deliver the best patient care. With the new ExcelsiusGPS platform, you can be sure you're receiving the safest and most precise minimally invasive procedure to heal your back and neck issues. As the only robot-assisted system that combines surgical navigation and robotic guidance for spinal surgery, this technology offers significant advantages, including:

  • Real time viewing of your anatomy for increased safety and accuracy
  • More precise positioning of implants during surgery
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Potentially faster surgery time with less blood loss, less muscle damage and a shorter recovery

World-class Leaders in Minimally Invasive Techniques

At Middlesex Hospital, thanks to surgical specialists like Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Joseph Aferzon, we’re not just investing in the latest surgical technology—we’re inventing it.

Doctors Bash and Aferzon currently hold more than a dozen patents for various minimally invasive products they’ve created—including the FDA approved spinal fusion cage, which was just voted best new technology by the North American Spine Society—and they have even more innovations on the way. In partnership with Dr. Joseph Sohn, they’re successfully treating patients to help them get back to their lives faster.

So, when you choose Middlesex Hospital for your minimally invasive spine surgery, you can be sure you’re being treated by some of the world’s top talents and the most advanced technology available.


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