Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 

Advanced, State-of-the-Art Surgical Intervention

Spine surgery may be necessary when more conservative treatment methods are ineffective.  Our highly regarded surgeons specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery utilizing state-of-the-art technology, advances in evidence-based medicine and innovative treatment methods with the patient’s best interests in mind. Surgeries originally accomplished by traditional “open” methods are now completed through smaller, less painful incisions.

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

The spine surgeon makes a very small, precise incision, then places tubular retractors for holding the surrounding tissues and muscles in place. A microscope is then placed over the surgical site to maximize visualization. These efforts dramatically reduce the amount of retraction surrounding the operative site, significantly contributing to the advantages of a minimally invasive procedure including less post-operative discomfort, minimal scarring, and a faster recovery.

Who performs minimally invasive SPINE surgery?

Dr. Scheid, MD

The staff at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine include Dr. Edward Scheid, MD, a prominent Neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. Dr. Scheid graduated with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, where he received the Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement.He then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating with honors as one of the top five students in a class of more than 230 graduates. He was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha and Hobart Amory Hare Medical Societies.

Dr. Scheid remained at Jefferson Hospital for his internship in general surgery and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences. He then spent several years training at the Delaware Valley Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, a national center of excellence for the treatment of spinal disorders, where he perfected techniques in spinal surgery and had the unique opportunity to learn from world-class neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons. Schedule your orthopedic appointment at any one of our orthopedic clinics in Somerset County NJ. We have locations in Branchburg NJ, Somerset NJ, and Watchung NJ. 

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Send us a text today at 908-308-4070 or give us a call at 908-756-2424 to book an appointment.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Faster recovery

Less post-operative pain

Shorter hospitalizations

Minimizes blood loss, muscle strain, and soft tissue trauma

Less scarring

Fewer complications

Earlier return to activity

Conditions Most Appropriate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Cervical Conditions Lumbar Conditions
Chronic Neck Pain Chronic Low Back Pain
Radiating Arm Pain/Numbness Radiating Leg Pain/Numbness
Degenerative Disc Disorder Sciatica
Disc Herniations/Slipped Disc Degenerative Disc Disorder
Foraminal Stenosis Disc Herniations/Slipped Disc
Cervical Stenosis Spinal Stenosis
Myelopathy Radiculopathy 
Radiculopathy Spondylolisthesis

Types of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy

Minimally Invasive Laminectomy

Minimally Invasive Foraminotomy

Minimally Invasive Fusion:

  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

What patients have to say…

The staff are patient, friendly, courteous and efficient in their duties and interaction with patients. The office is very clean and has a refreshing light filled ambiance. I was very pleased especially when you are in pain and discomfort. I was reassured every step of the way towards recovery that things would get better. They helped me to manage my expectations by being honest, forthcoming and explaining procedures and things that were happening with me in simple details that I could comprehend. I appreciate and am grateful for all their interventions, support and encouragement.”


Send us a text today at 908-308-4070 or give us a call at 908-756-2424.

Learn More

Schedule your orthopedic appointment at any one of our orthopedic clinics in Somerset County NJ. 

Orthopedic Clinic Watchung NJ

Orthopedic Clinic Branchburg NJ

Orthopedic Clinic Somerset NJ


459 Watchung Ave
Watchung, NJ 07069

Business Operations

1011 US-22 #203
Bridgewater, NJ 08873


3150 US-22
Branchburg, NJ 08876


454 Elizabeth Ave #240
Somerset, NJ 08873