Disc surgery types

Disc surgery is typically seen as an elective procedure to treat the symptoms of a damaged disc when all conservative treatments have failed. For patients who are hesitant to undergo spine surgery due to the increased risks associated with traditional procedures, there is another option that is a safer and effective alternative to open spine surgery.^

Our minimally invasive treatments provide many patients with meaningful pain relief from their disc conditions. If you are faced with a decision about disc surgery, you should take time to research your surgical options before moving forward with a treatment. Contact Laser Spine Institute with any questions or concerns you have about our various minimally invasive procedures.

Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive discectomy procedures

There are several types of minimally invasive surgery available, such as:

At Laser Spine Institute, these procedures fall under the category of minimally invasive discectomy surgery. This means that, through a less than 1-inch incision in the back, the surgeon will remove a tiny portion of the damaged disc that is trapping a nerve root and causing your symptoms. No muscles are cut or torn during the procedure, and the stability of the spine is not altered.

Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive stabilization procedures

However, if a disc is severely damaged, the surgeon may remove the entire disc and follow up the procedure with a minimally invasive stabilization surgery. This surgery inserts an artificial disc into the empty space in the spine to offer support and stabilization. Often, patients with severe disc damage will be recommended to receive a discectomy and stabilization procedure.

To learn more about the minimally invasive disc surgery offered at Laser Spine Institute and to find out if you are a potential candidate for our procedures, reach out to our dedicated team. We can review your MRI report or CT scan for free* and help you find the best treatment option to relieve your pain and discomfort.