How can stabilization surgery treat spinal stenosis?
Patients with severe spinal stenosis may be recommended for spinal fusion, or stabilization, surgery. The purpose of this surgery is to remove the damaged part of the spine that is causing the spinal canal to narrow, then stabilize the spine using an implant and/or bone graft.
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer minimally invasive spine surgeries that are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back procedures.^ Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery has a lower complication risk and shorter recovery time than traditional open back fusion.^ If you are recommended for a fusion surgery to treat your spinal stenosis, you’ll want to 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 of our 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. 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, which focuses on decompressing the nerve in the spinal cord that is causing pain.
Surgical outcomes of minimally invasive stabilization surgery at Laser Spine Institute
At Laser Spine Institute, we’re pleased to have a 98 patient satisfaction^ score. This rating is a testament to our advanced surgical procedures and our exceptional patient care.
We have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from neck and back pain. Contact us to learn more. And, if you’d like to determine if you’re a candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgeries, be sure to ask about receiving a free MRI review.*