What to look for in an orthopedic surgical provider

Neck or back pain can take you away from the people and activities you love. If months of physician-recommended conservative treatment does not bring sufficient relief to allow you to return to normal activity, you might have begun to consider surgical orthopedic options to treat your underlying condition. However, for some patients the prospect of surgery — including hospitalization and a long recovery time — only adds stress and anxiety to existing difficulties.

Finding a provider of spine surgery with the expertise and the right approach to patient care can go a long way in easing your worries about surgery and improving your chances of regaining a full, active life.

Getting the right treatment

At Laser Spine Institute our minimally invasive spine surgeons fully explain their advanced treatment plan to every patient, which means that your experience at our state-of-the-art center is comfortable and you will stay well-informed through the process.

Treatment at Laser Spine Institute includes the following:

  • A physical exam, medical history, imaging and lab work.
  • A discussion with an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon about your recommended procedure.

Your procedure

With minimally invasive surgery performed at one of our outpatient surgery centers, our surgeons can access the spine and decompress nerves with a muscle-sparing, less than 1-inch incision. Working access to the spine is then created with a series of dilating tubes. The procedure is performed with the assistance of a video monitor. Afterward, the tubes are removed and the incision is stitched.

The day after your surgery you will have a postoperative visit with your surgeon before you are cleared to return home.

For more information

If you would like more information about our minimally invasive procedures or our outpatient surgical facilities, contact us today. We’ll be happy to show you why Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and offer you a no-cost review of your MRI or CT scan* to see if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.