Minimally invasive stabilization — conditions treated

Minimally invasive stabilization surgery at Laser Spine Institute offers an alternative to a traditional open spine fusion procedure. The overall goal of these procedures is the removal of a severely damaged spinal disc that is putting pressure on a nerve and causing symptoms. Because removing an entire disc can destabilize the vertebral segment involved, material will be inserted into the empty disc space to stabilize the area.

The primary difference between a minimally invasive stabilization procedure at Laser Spine Institute and a traditional fusion is that our board-certified surgeons+ are able to access the spine through a small muscle-sparing incision. This means we can offer these procedures on an outpatient basis, leading to many benefits for our patients.

Commonly treated conditions

Minimally invasive stabilization is designed to treat many of the common spine conditions that can make life so difficult for those affected. The conditions include:

  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Severe degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis

While many patients with these conditions are able to return to normal, comfortable activity by following a doctor-recommended course of conservative treatments, for others, the pain persists. Surgery becomes an option when conservative treatments have been exhausted and symptoms are too debilitating for normal activity.

Procedures offered at Laser Spine Institute

Laser Spine Institute is proud to offer certain patients the option of undergoing a minimally invasive stabilization procedure to help treat neck and back pain caused by nerve compression. Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform a range of different stabilization procedures, including:

These procedures offer our patients less risk of complication and a shorter recovery time when compared to traditional open spine fusions.

To learn more, and to find out if you are a candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures, contact Laser Spine Institute today for a no-cost MRI review.*