Guide to minimally invasive fusion at Laser Spine Institute

Patients facing a decision about spinal fusion may be overwhelmed and nervous about the risks and extended recovery times that are associated with traditional open back fusion. Not only is traditional open back fusion a highly invasive surgery, but because of its highly invasive nature, patients are required to stay in the hospital for two to five days after the surgery for monitored recovery. This can cause concerns for patients because staying extra days in the hospital is an added expense that could be avoided with other surgery options.

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back fusion that carries less risk of complication and a shorter recovery period.^ Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery is used to treat several types of degenerative spine conditions and the symptoms associated with each condition. Because of its minimally invasive nature, our minimally invasive stabilization surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in one of our state-of-the-art surgery centers located around the country.

We believe that healthcare should be centered around the patient. That means that you will receive the best care possible in a compassionate and relaxing environment. For more information about the minimally invasive procedures we offer, or to schedule a no-cost MRI review* to learn if our outpatient procedures would be effective in relieving your chronic neck or back pain, contact us today.

Minimally invasive stabilization overview

Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery begins with the surgeon making a small incision in the back. The incision is only about an inch in length. Through this small incision, the surgeon will use advanced medical techniques to access the spine without affecting the surrounding muscles and soft tissue. Once the spine is accessed, our board-certified surgeons+ will remove the diseased component of the spine, usually a disc, and replace it with an implant to immediately stabilize the spine.

With a minimally invasive stabilization surgery, 70 percent of our patients report returning to work within three months after surgery.^ Patients are allowed to return home after the nurse releases them from the recovery room on the same day the surgery was performed. We require our patients to start the first 24 hours of their recovery period under the care of their Care Partner as well as a registered nurse after undergoing a minimally invasive stabilization procedure.

Advantages of Laser Spine Institute

Our minimally invasive surgery offers many advantages compared to traditional open back surgery. Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain.

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

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Patient satisfaction score of 98^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 98 out of 100 patient recommendation score^

Reach out to our dedicated team to find out if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive stabilization procedures. We are here to help guide you on the next step on your journey to wellness.