Collapsed disc surgery

Collapsed disc surgery is often a procedure used to treat the symptoms and pain of a collapsed disc in the spine when all other treatment options fail.

While collapsed disc surgery can be an overwhelming decision, it does not have to be accompanied by fear. There are other safer, effective surgery alternatives to the traditional open back surgery that is associated with so many risks and complications. For example, the minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute has a 96 patient satisfaction score^ and involves a shorter recovery time^ than traditional open back surgery.

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer several types of minimally invasive spine surgery to treat degenerative spine conditions, including a collapsed disc. The difference between our minimally invasive procedures and the highly invasive traditional open back procedures is that our surgery can be performed without a large incision that cuts through and detaches the muscles surrounding the spine. In fact, our procedures leave the surrounding muscles untouched, which leads to a shorter recovery time^ and less risk of postoperative complications and infection.

Minimally invasive discectomy and stabilization surgery for a collapsed disc

During our minimally invasive discectomy surgery, the surgeon will remove a small portion of the collapsed disc that is pinching a nerve root and causing your chronic pain. By removing this small piece of the damaged disc, the nerve root will be released and the symptoms should subside. Some patients with more extensive disc damage may require the entire disc to be removed. In order to support the spine after the disc is removed, our surgeons will perform a minimally invasive stabilization surgery to insert an artificial disc and bone graft into the empty disc space. This is a much safer approach to spinal fusion than traditional open back fusion that requires a metal cage, bolts and rods to permanently fuse together the vertebrae surrounding the damaged disc.

The advantages of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery include:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Less than a 1-inch incision
  • Minimally invasive outpatient procedure
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • 96 patient satisfaction score^

To learn more about Laser Spine Institute’s alternatives to traditional open back collapsed disc surgery, and for your MRI or CT scan review, contact Laser Spine Institute today.