Treatment options for canal stenosis provided by Laser Spine Institute
If you have been diagnosed with canal stenosis, and you’ve already spent weeks or months exploring your conservative treatment, consider the minimally invasive spine surgery performed by Laser Spine Institute’s board-certified+ surgeons.
Since 2005 we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients find relief at our state-of-the-art surgery centers across the United States and we have multiple treatment options that can offer relief for canal stenosis. Please contact our dedicated team if you have any questions about your condition or the procedures described below.
Minimally invasive discectomy
If the underlying reason for your spinal stenosis is a herniated disc or similar disc-based condition, then a discectomy may be recommended. Our surgeons can access the spine with a less than 1-inch incision and remove the displaced disc material that is narrowing the spinal canal.
Our minimally invasive laminotomy is also performed with a less than 1-inch incision and allows our surgeons to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. We achieve this result by taking out a small portion of the lamina, a thin, sheet-like part of a vertebra that helps to form the central spinal canal.
Minimally invasive stabilization
For more severe cases of canal stenosis that are causing spinal stability, our medical team may recommend a minimally invasive stabilization procedure. This range of procedures is an outpatient alternative to traditional open spine fusion that offers significantly less muscle disruption for our patients. Our surgeons can access the spine with a small incision, remove the damaged disc that is the source of canal stenosis and insert material to stabilize the spine.
Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute
All of our surgeries are minimally invasive and are performed on an outpatient basis. Compare this with traditional open spine surgery, which requires patients to stay in the hospital for two to five days before they can return home. Plus, compared to traditional open spine options, our procedures have a far lower risk of complications like infection, at 0.55 percent, rather than 16 percent.^
To learn more about the minimally invasive treatment options that we offer for spinal stenosis, reach out to Laser Spine Institute today. We can explain our procedures and answer any questions you may have.
You can also ask for your no-cost MRI or CT scan review* to help you find out if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.