The Basics of Bulging Disc Keyhole Surgery

Bulging disc keyhole surgery is another way to describe a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with spinal nerve compression caused by this condition. A bulging disc causes symptoms when the outer wall of a spinal disc compresses or otherwise makes contact with a spinal nerve root or the spinal cord. It is called “keyhole,” because the incision used to access the spine is much smaller than the incisions used to perform traditional open neck or back surgery. In most cases, surgery is only recommended if a course of conservative treatment proves ineffective after several weeks or months.

Advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery

A smaller incision is not the only defining quality of bulging disc keyhole surgery, as these procedures typically involve the use of muscle-sparing techniques. Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients since 2005. We can offer patients the following:

  • A patient satisfaction score of 98^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • 81 percent of Laser Spine Institute’s patients receiving decompression surgery return to work within three months^
  • An infection rate of 0.41 percent compared to the up to 19 percent associated with other spine surgery providers^
  • No lengthy recovery^

In addition, minimally invasive spine surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, compared to a two- to five-day hospital stay associated with traditional open spine surgery.^

Are you a candidate?

Patients who have been unable to manage their nerve compression symptoms with a conservative treatment plan after several weeks or months might be candidates for bulging disc keyhole surgery at Laser Spine Institute. To learn more, contact Laser Spine Institute today.

We are pleased to offer a free MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute.

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