Minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal stenosis is designed to achieve the same end result as traditional back surgery, only using state-of-the-art techniques that allow it to be performed with a smaller incision and substantially less muscle and tissue damage. Laminotomy and foraminotomy are two decompression surgeries commonly used to treat spinal stenosis symptoms, and both can be done using minimally invasive techniques.
During the minimally invasive versions of laminotomy and foraminotomy, the surgeon makes a 4-5 millimeter incision and inserts an endoscope and small tools. These tools are used to remove any bone matter, tissue or cartilage placing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. Some patients feel relief immediately following the surgery, and oftentimes patients are up and walking within two hours. Post-operative pain and discomfort is minimal compared to that of open back surgery for spinal stenosis, and the amount of scar tissue is greatly reduced. Our procedures are performed in an outpatient setting and only require local anesthesia, so the complications are far lower than those that accompany traditional open back surgery.
If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and conventional spinal stenosis treatment is not working for you, it doesn’t mean you have to be confined to a life of pain. Laser Spine Institute (LSI) offers minimally invasive alternatives for laminotomy, foraminotomy and other procedures to treat the symptoms of spinal stenosis as well as many other back and neck problems. Our mission is to offer gentle, successful alternatives that can have you back hitting the tennis ball, playing golf, traveling, and enjoying life like it was meant to be lived.
Don’t wait any longer to reclaim your life. Contact LSI today and let us review your MRI or CT scan, absolutely free of charge.