Minimally invasive spine surgery for a fragmented herniated disc

Patients may choose to undergo fragmented disc surgery when all forms of nonsurgical treatment have failed to provide pain relief for this condition, also known as a fragmented herniated disc.

Fragmented disc surgery treats a disc that has bulged and damaged to the point of breaking open, causing the herniated disc material to fragment off, compressing and irritating local nerves. While conservative treatments may help reduce the pain of a mildly damaged disc, fragmented discs may be more likely to require more advanced treatment to mend the disc and decompress the pinched nerve.

For many patients, the decision to undergo surgery is often accompanied by fear and anxiety. At Laser Spine Institute we recognize that deciding on spine surgery is difficult and should be handled with care. That is why our dedicated team helps patients find information about the various types of disc surgery available so they can make a confident decision about their spine care needs.

For example, we like to make sure our patients know there is a safer and effective treatment option than traditional open back surgery.^ The minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute offers lower risk of complications for patients with degenerative spine conditions or injuries.

Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery

The main difference between our minimally invasive surgery and traditional open back surgery is the approach to the spine taken by the surgeon.

Where traditional open back surgery requires a large initial incision, muscle disruption and tissue trauma, our minimally invasive spine surgery requires a small incision that spares surrounding muscles or ligaments. The large incision used during traditional surgery increases a patient’s risk of infection and increased blood loss and the tearing of local muscles increases a patient’s recovery time and risk of complications.

Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients find relief since 2005. Our procedures offer the following advantages to patients:

  • A streamlined outpatient experience
  • A patient satisfaction score of 96^
  • A less than 1-inch incision
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • No lengthy recovery^

Reach out to Laser Spine Institute today

To learn more about minimally invasive spine procedures for the treatment of fragmented discs, contact Laser Spine Institute today. We would be glad to provide a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.