An endoscope and arthroscope are the exact same instrument. They are small tubes through which surgery is performed. When the tube is placed into a joint, it is referred to as an arthroscopic procedure (arthro meaning joint). When the tube is placed into an area other than a joint, it is called an endoscope. At Laser Spine Institute, we perform endoscopic procedures, among other minimally invasive procedures.
Upper back pain. Conceptual computer artwork showing pain (represented as the red area) in the upper back. The bones (white) of the torso and arms are shown within an outline (blue) of these parts of the body.
You don’t have to live with the chronic pain of arthritis. Laser Spine Institute offers advanced, minimally invasive, outpatient surgical procedures that can relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis in the spine. This outpatient procedure is performed with no hospital stays and no lengthy recuperation time, so patients can return to a normal, active lifestyle as quickly as possible. The treatment Laser Spine Institute offers depends on the specific conditions and symptoms caused by arthritis. Please click on Endoscopic Discectomy, Laminotomy and Foraminotomy to view the procedures we use to address the symptoms caused by arthritis of the spine. For arthritis of the facet joints, we utilize a laser procedure called Facet Thermal Ablation.
Our streamlined patient experience
With the advancements made in modern medicine, Laser Spine Institute has perfected a streamlined patient experience for patients with arthritis of the spine. You will receive all the treatment you need, such as preoperative testing, surgery, a postoperative consultation and physical therapy. Read a few of our previous patient testimonials and see how they took their lives back with our streamlined patient experience.
The Laser Spine Institute takes great pride in staffing physicians, surgeons and support staff who truly believe in providing excellent service for their patients. We recommend you take a few moments to check out our renowned staff of spine surgeons so you can see for yourself.
The expert staff at Laser Spine Institute have compiled an Arthritis of the spine FAQ page to help answer other questions you may have. If you still have a question or would like to find out how we can help you reclaim your life, feel free to contact us.