Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute (LSI) has been at the forefront of the burgeoning field of endoscopic spine microsurgery, rapidly growing into the worldwide leader in the field. Since our inception, our surgeons have performed tens of thousands of our signature procedures, helping patients from all walks of life to leave behind their pain and reclaim their lives.
How does it work?
The basic concept behind endoscopic microsurgery – like its predecessor, arthroscopic surgery, which has been around since the 1970s – is to access the target area of the body with as little disruption of surrounding tissue as possible. The idea is that, by minimizing the collateral damage done by surgery, the patient can heal and recover from the operation faster and would be considerably less likely to suffer complications. The same principle is at work in endoscopic spine treatments.
As with arthroscopic surgery, which normally targets the shoulder or knee, the endoscopic procedure requires the surgeon to make a very small incision, spreading muscle and tissue apart rather than cutting it, and accessing the target area by means of fiberoptic cameras and specialized endoscopic surgical instruments.
Direct Access to the Source of Pain
In endoscopic spine treatments, such as the ones mastered by the surgical team at Laser Spine Institute, the surgeon can gain direct access to the trouble spot – for instance, a herniated disc – through the endoscope, find and remove or repair the issue, and be done with the procedure (most of the time) in around an hour. What’s more, most LSI patients leave under their own power within a few hours of the procedure, and they often return to full activity within a couple of days.
The four main spine treatments LSI surgeons perform are:
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy
- Facet Thermal Ablation
These procedures enable our surgeons to correct the cause of back pain without the added risk, pain, and inconvenience of major back surgery – not to mention the fact that a huge percentage of open back operations fail, unlike our spine treatments. We also offer spine decompression and lumbar spine treatments to help with the pain caused by facet joint syndrome.
If your doctor has suggested that you consider back surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute. We will happily arrange a consultation with one of our renowned surgeons, and we can even schedule a review of your CT scan or MRI at no cost to you.