Spinal stenosis keyhole surgery procedures at Laser Spine Institute
When it comes to spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal, 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. At Laser Spine Institute, minimally invasive spine surgery is our specialty.
The board-certified surgeons+ at our state-of-the-art facilities can perform a number of procedures to relieve the pain and discomfort that patients with spinal stenosis experience. For more information about the minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that we perform, contact Laser Spine Institute today.
The surgeries we offer for spinal stenosis
In order to address the issue of spinal stenosis, we have perfected several minimally invasive procedures suited to different specific needs. Here’s an overview of our most common spinal stenosis surgeries:
- Laminotomy. This procedure is used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord compressed by spinal stenosis. It removes part of the lamina, or the thin roof of the spinal canal, to give more room in the spinal canal for the spinal cord and nerve roots that may be pinched by surrounding elements.
- Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device. This procedure helps to relieve pain associated with spinal stenosis. It consists of decompressing the area affected by spinal stenosis through a small incision and inserting a device to help stabilize the spine and maintain the decompression without limiting the patient’s range of motion.
- Anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF). Performed in the upper spine (neck) to remove a damaged cervical disc and insert implants to help stabilize the spine.
- 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 body to limit the damage to the muscles and soft tissue, 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 it reduces hospital-associated costs.^ Additionally, our procedures have a reduced risk of surgical complications and lower risk of infection compared to traditional open spine surgery.^
For more information about the minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that we perform, reach out to Laser Spine Institute today. Since 2005, we have helped more than 75,000 patients find lasting relief from debilitating spine conditions, such as spinal stenosis. Through a free MRI review,* we can determine if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive procedures.