Minimally invasive stabilization to treat a herniated disc
Surgery for a herniated disc may be considered if conservative options, like physical therapy or epidural steroid injections, have not brought lasting pain relief and a return to normal activity. Upon seeing a surgeon for a consultation, you may be recommended for a spinal fusion surgery, especially for more severely deteriorated herniated discs. Fusion procedures can be necessary when removal of a large amount of damaged disc material would destabilize the spine, which could potentially lead to further damage. This type of surgery involves the insertion of stabilizing hardware and bone grafts that fuse together surrounding vertebrae.
While a traditional open spine fusion can accomplish both nerve decompression and stabilization, there are many risks and difficulties that can come with it. If you have been recommended for spinal fusion surgery, it is important to learn about all of the options available, including the minimally invasive stabilization surgery provided by the board-certified surgeons+ at Laser Spine Institute.
Minimally invasive stabilization for a herniated disc
With traditional open back fusion surgery, typically a 3- to 5-inch incision is required to access the spine, resulting in disruption of supporting muscles and connective tissues as well as significant blood loss. Patients undergoing this type of procedure need overnight hospitalization followed by a long and potentially painful recovery period.
At Laser Spine Institute we provide an alternative to traditional fusion with our minimally invasive stabilization surgery. By using advanced technology our surgeons can access the spine, remove a severely damaged herniated disc and implant stabilizing hardware through a small incision that is about an inch in length. Here are the minimally invasive stabilization procedures we offer to treat a herniated disc:
- Anterior cervical discectomy fusion
- Cervical disc replacement
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion
Advantages of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery:
- No lengthy recovery^
- Board-certified surgeons+
- Less than 1-inch incision
- Outpatient procedure
- Muscle-sparing techniques
Reach out to Laser Spine Institute
For more information about the herniated disc treatment options available to you, please contact our dedicated team of Spine Care Consultants at Laser Spine Institute. Our goal is to provide you with information about your condition so you can make an informed decision about your spine care needs.
We’ll be happy to help you get a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.