Laser Spine Institute treatment options for spinal stenosis

Laser Spine Institute offers several minimally invasive treatment options for patients exploring their options for spinal stenosis surgery. Although each of our procedures for spinal stenosis are different, they have the same basic goal: removing excess tissue that is causing narrowing in the spinal column to relieve nerve compression. By doing so, our outpatient procedures can relieve symptoms like localized pain, shooting pain, tingling numbness and muscle weakness.

Below is some basic information about some of the minimally invasive decompression surgeries we perform to treat spinal stenosis.

Laminotomy

A laminotomy is a procedure in which a small portion of a vertebra is removed to give the spinal cord more room. The lamina is a thin wall of bone on each of the vertebrae that helps to form the spinal canal. This procedure is an alternative to a surgery called laminectomy that involves removal of an entire lamina.

Foraminotomy

A foraminotomy is a procedure that involves widening an intervertebral foramen. The foramina are passages in between vertebrae through which nerve roots exit the spinal column to give sensation to the rest of the body. When these spaces are made smaller by herniated discs, bone spur growth or other issues, the nerve roots can be pinched. Our surgeons can address these issues by opening the affected opening and relieving the pressure.

Discectomy

A discectomy involves the partial removal of a spinal disc. This surgery intervenes when disc material has impinged upon surround nerves. In severe cases that require the complete removal of a disc, our surgeons perform minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures to ensure the spinal column is stabilized.

Reach out to our dedicated team

For more information about our minimally invasive surgeries and how they can potentially relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis, contact Laser Spine Institute today. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide a free MRI review* to help you determine if you may be a candidate for our outpatient procedures.

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