Dr. Henkin has practiced minimally invasive
spine surgery since 2000, which is long before other so-called “spine
institutes” first appeared or the founding of the Society for Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery in 2006. Many
physicians claim to have minimally invasive spine surgery credentials, but Dr.
Henkin is one of only a small, select group that adheres to minimally invasive
surgical principles for more than 95% of his surgeries. The benefits of
minimally invasive spine surgery are well known, including shorter hospital
stays, less blood loss, less infection risk, reduced scarring, smaller
incisions, and better patient functional capacity.
Dr. Henkin's practice includes the full spectrum
of adult neurological surgery. He has performed over 300 craniotomies for
excision of brain tumors. He has performed over 200 craniotomies for drainage
of intracranial hemorrhages. He has treated hundreds of patients for cranial
and spinal traumatic injuries. Before the dominance of aneurysm coiling, he had
performed more than 100 craniotomies for aneurysm clipping. The surgical
management of trigeminal neuralgia is also one of his interests.