Collapsed disc surgery
Collapsed disc surgery is used to treat the symptoms and pain of this condition in certain situations where conservative treatments have been exhausted without bringing the relief necessary for a good quality of life.
While collapsed disc surgery can be an overwhelming decision, it does not have to be accompanied by fear. There are many approaches to spine surgery, including alternatives to traditional open back surgery that offer many advantages to patients.
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. By using muscle-sparing techniques we can offer our patients a shorter recovery time and less risk of postoperative complications and infection.^
Minimally invasive spine 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 relieved of pressure and symptoms should improve. 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 material, such as a bone graft, into the empty disc space. This approach is a less invasive outpatient alternative to traditional fusion surgery.
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+
- Patient satisfaction score of 96^
To learn more about Laser Spine Institute’s alternatives to traditional open back collapsed disc surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute today.
We’re happy to provide a free MRI* review to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.