Minimally invasive stabilization — an alternative to traditional open spinal fusion

By Michael Perry, M.D.

Chronic neck and back pain is a complex issue, affecting millions of people every year. If you are suffering from debilitating pain that is preventing you from living the life you want and conservative therapies have been exhausted, you may have been asked to consider spine surgery, including a spinal fusion procedure. While being recommended for spinal fusion can be an overwhelming prospect, it’s important to explore all of your options. This includes approaches that are less invasive than the traditional open spinal fusion with which you may be familiar.

At Laser Spine Institute, our board-certified+ surgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgery as a safer and effective alternative to traditional neck and back surgery.^ Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery offers patients a muscle-sparing, outpatient procedure that relieves nerve compression and provides stability to the spinal region.

Relief from neck and back pain

These procedures treat the spine conditions that are often the sources of chronic neck pain, back pain and spinal instability, including:

  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Our minimally invasive surgeries are specifically designed to relieve pressure on the compressed nerve in the spinal canal that is causing your pain. With decades of combined experience, our surgeons are here to help you achieve long-lasting pain relief.

Minimally invasive stabilization

The goal of a fusion procedure is to remove spinal anatomy that is causing instability to the region, such as a damaged spinal disc, and insert bone graft material to fuse together the surrounding vertebrae to stabilize the area and prevent disruption of spinal nerves. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery accomplishes this while offering the following advantages over traditional procedures:

  • A smaller incision, often less than an inch
  • Reduced risk of complication
  • No lengthy recovery^
  • An outpatient procedure

At Laser Spine Institute, we are committed to patient-centered care. You can be confident that you will always receive the best spine care available in an atmosphere of compassion and comfort.

What to expect after minimally invasive surgery

To help you recover and return to your normal daily activities, we will give you clear instructions after your surgery, including a list of activities to avoid until you are back to full strength. Your personal recovery process will be unique, however, as spine conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary.

To learn more about the treatment options available to you and the advantages of our minimally invasive stabilization surgery, please contact us today. We are happy to offer a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.