Laser radiculopathy surgery overview

Patients seeking to alleviate the symptoms associated with a compressed nerve root should consider laser radiculopathy surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Our minimally invasive techniques allow for a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.^ Radiculopathy includes neck and back pain that travels along the nerve root to other areas of the body. Muscle weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities results from the other affected nerves.

The most common areas of radiculopathy are the neck and lower back, though it can occur anywhere along the spine. Radiculopathy is typically caused by a herniated disc, pinched nerves, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. Fortunately, Laser Spine Institute has a minimally invasive procedure to suit each of these causes when conservative treatments fail to provide adequate relief. To learn about how our laser radiculopathy surgery can help you find lasting relief, read the following article.

Advantages of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Patient satisfaction score of 96^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 97 out of 100 patient recommendation rate^

Traditional open back surgery vs. minimally invasive laser radiculopathy surgery

Traditional open back surgery for radiculopathy often requires decompression by removing the entire portion of the affected vertebrae and discs. This is done by using a large 6- to 8-inch incision that cuts or tears the muscles surrounding the spine, resulting in a large risk of infection and complication as well as a two- to five-day hospital stay. However, the outpatient procedures performed at Laser Spine Institute focus on removing the smallest portion necessary to free a compressed or pinched nerve root, resulting in a lower risk of infection and complication compared to traditional open spine surgery.^

In addition, during our minimally invasive decompression procedures, a less than 1-inch incision that is muscle sparing is used to create a sufficient opening to the spine, allowing the surgeon to remove the bone, ligament or tissue that is compressing the nerve. Laser Spine Institute also offers minimally invasive stabilization procedures that utilize a small incision to remove the affected disc and insert an implant to provide immediate stability and relief from pain. To learn more about the advantages of our minimally invasive laser radiculopathy surgery, contact us today.

Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive decompression procedures include:

  • Foraminotomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Discectomy
  • Facet thermal ablation

Find out if our laser radiculopathy surgery would be effective for you

Reach out to our dedicated team for your free MRI review* to see if you are a potential candidate for the minimally invasive laser radiculopathy surgery at Laser Spine Institute. We have helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain each year. Let us help guide you through your journey to wellness.