Spinal stenosis — minimally invasive stabilization surgery
Patients with severe spinal stenosis may be recommended for spinal fusion — or stabilization — surgery. The purpose of this surgery is to remove the diseased part of the spine that is causing the spinal canal to narrow, and then stabilize the spine using an implant or bone graft.
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back fusion for spinal stenosis. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery has a lower complication risk, shorter recovery time*, and higher patient satisfaction score than traditional open back fusion. If you are recommended a fusion surgery to treat your spinal stenosis, research our minimally invasive stabilization surgery and make the decision that will bring you the best results.
Types of minimally invasive stabilization surgery for spinal stenosis
Two of the most commonly used minimally invasive stabilization procedures for spinal stenosis are transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and anterior cervical discectomy fusion. All minimally invasive surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures at one of our world-class surgery centers across the country.
During a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision in the neck or back. Through this small incision, the surgeon will move aside any surrounding muscles and soft tissues to access the spine. No muscles or tissues are cut or disrupted during this process. Once the spine is accessed, the portion of the spine that is compressing the nerve root in the spinal cord and narrowing the spinal canal will be removed. An implant will immediately be placed in the now-free space to stabilize the spine and help prevent future spinal stenosis.
In some cases, minimally invasive stabilization surgery is performed in conjunction with a minimally invasive decompression surgery. Minimally invasive decompression surgery focuses on decompressing the nerve in the spinal cord that is causing pain.
Surgical outcomes of minimally invasive stabilization surgery at Laser Spine Institute
There is a reason why we are the leader in minimally invasive surgery throughout the world. Our patient recommendation rates and patient satisfaction scores are testimonies to our advanced surgical procedures and our exceptional patient care. Take a look at our overall patient success for minimally invasive surgery:
- 83 percent of patients report returning to work within three months after surgery
- 88 percent of patients report returning to daily activities within three months after surgery
We have helped over 75,000 patients find relief from neck and back pain. We are confident our minimally invasive surgery for spinal stenosis can help you find relief and recapture your life. Contact us to determine if you are a candidate for treatment at Laser Spine Institute.