Spinal Stenosis Keyhole Surgery Procedures at Laser Spine Institute
When it comes to spinal stenosis, keyhole surgery can be an appropriate option for patients. Keyhole surgery, which derives its name from the small incisions necessary to perform the procedures, is also known as minimally invasive surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery is our specialty at Laser Spine Institute. Our highly experienced surgeons can perform a number of procedures to relieve the pain and other symptoms of spinal stenosis that patients experience.
The surgeries we offer
In order to address the issue of spinal narrowing, we have perfected several minimally invasive procedures suited to different specific needs. Here’s a quick primer of our most common spinal stenosis surgeries:
- Laminotomy – Used to remove part of the lamina, or the thin roof of a vertebrae, to give more room in the spinal canal for the spinal cord and nerve roots that may be impinged upon by surrounding elements.
- Decompression with interlaminal stabilization – Consists of decompressing the area affected by spinal stenosis and installing a spacer to ensure that the decompression continues.
- Anterior cervical discectomy fusion (or ACDF) – Performed in the upper spine (neck) to remove a damaged cervical intervertebral disc and fuse the surrounding vertebrae together for added stability.
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) – Consists of a fusion performed from the side of the back in order to avoid retracting nerve roots and minimizing scarring compared to open spine surgical approaches.
- Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) – Performed from the side of the back to limit the damage to the muscles, this surgery involves the removal of a damaged disc in the lower spine and the fusion of adjacent vertebrae for additional stability.
The advantages of our spinal stenosis procedures
The benefits of spinal stenosis keyhole surgery are numerous, many of which stem from the fact that smaller incisions are used. Thanks to the small incisions, our procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that there’s no two- to five-day stay in a hospital room as there would be with open spine options. Additionally, our procedures have a reduced rate of surgical complications and lower rate of infection.
For more information about the minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that we perform, contact Laser Spine Institute today. We can provide you with a no-cost review* of your MRI report to see if you are a candidate for our surgeries.