Outpatient surgery for the treatment of back pain

Outpatient back surgery is any spine procedure that allows patients to be discharged on the same day as the operation is performed. This type of surgery is often performed with minimally invasive techniques that lower the risk of infection and complication when compared to traditional open back surgery.

Also referred to as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery, outpatient back surgery has become available as a result of advances in modern medicine. This has led to the growth and popularity of minimally invasive procedures, which can often treat the same conditions as traditional open back surgery, without the extended recovery time and expense involved with this highly invasive approach.^ These outpatient procedures involve a smaller incision, which reduces muscle trauma and creates a smaller chance of excessive scar tissue formation.

Advantages of outpatient back surgery

While traditional open back surgery is necessary in some cases, many spine conditions can be treated with the safer and effective minimally invasive surgery at Laser Spine Institute.^

Here are some of the advantages of minimally invasive surgery at Laser Spine Institute:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • A less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Muscle-sparing techniques

Our minimally invasive decompression surgery is typically offered for patients with moderate nerve compression that is causing neck pain, back pain or other issues. While our minimally invasive stabilization procedures are an alternative to traditional fusion that helps patients with more severe spine damage.

As you continue to research the options of back surgery available to you, please contact our team at Laser Spine Institute for more information about the minimally invasive procedures we offer and the advantages compared to traditional open back surgery.

Our dedicated team is happy to help you receive a review of your MRI or CT scan, at no cost to you,* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.