Considering a surgical procedure for degenerative disc disease
Degenerative disc disease describes a breakdown of the spinal discs that is due to the natural deterioration of the spine over time. While many patients with degenerative disc disease can be treated effectively with conservative treatments, some patients may require a surgical procedure to reduce the pain and symptoms of a damaged disc.
In the past, traditional open spine surgery was frequently prescribed for patients not responding to conservative treatments for degenerative disc disease. However, due to advances in medical technology and surgical technique, it is now possible for surgeons to take a less invasive approach to degenerative disc disease procedures. At Laser Spine Institute, our procedures offer a safer and effective treatment option and results in a higher patient satisfaction score and shorter recovery time^ than traditional open back surgery.
The minimally invasive alternative at Laser Spine Institute
At Laser Spine Institute, our minimally invasive techniques allow the surgeon to access the spine without making large incisions or disrupting surrounding muscles. In contrast, traditional procedures require a large incision, significant muscle disruption and a hospital stay of one or more nights.
Patients with degenerative disc disease will often be recommended to undergo one of our minimally invasive decompression procedures, which involve only the removal of spinal anatomy that is causing painful nerve compression. Sometimes, patients may be recommended to undergo a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, which uses muscle-sparing techniques to accomplish the same goals as a spinal fusion.
Because of our minimally invasive approach to spine surgery and our passion for patient-centered care, we’re proud to have achieved a patient satisfaction score of 98.^ Every procedure is performed in one of our world-class outpatient surgery centers located across the country, allowing our patients to experience the best treatment in a culture of care and compassion.
Reach out to Laser Spine Institute today
For more information about how our minimally invasive spine surgery can treat your degenerative disc disease, contact Laser Spine Institute today. Our dedicated team can perform a free MRI review* to help you find out if you are a potential candidate one of our procedures.