Minimally invasive surgical options for spinal stenosis

Explore the many spinal stenosis treatments using this Laser Spine Institute guide.

If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you may be researching surgery as a last resort treatment for your pain relief. Before you commit to having spinal canal stenosis surgery, it’s important to know that most mild forms of spinal stenosis can be treated with conservative treatment methods, such as physical therapy, exercises and stretches. However, more developed cases of spinal stenosis might require advanced treatment options like surgery to find lasting relief from chronic pain.

If you suffer from spinal canal stenosis or central canal stenosis, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn how we can help you find you lasting relief. We want you to know that we understand your need to take your life back. Spinal stenosis symptoms can cause you to miss out on hobbies and activities in life that you once loved. It is important to find treatment for your pain so you can regain your quality of life.

Minimally invasive spinal stenosis surgery

As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we don’t believe that spine surgery should be an anxiety-causing option to find relief for your chronic symptoms. We understand the hesitation surrounding spinal stenosis surgery, but we want to let you know what we offer is different than traditional open back decompression surgery or open back fusion.

We offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery that has lower complication rates, shorter recovery times and a patient satisfaction score of 98.^ Our state-of-the-art facilities located throughout the country have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain, and we would like to help you find relief, too.

Types of minimally invasive spinal stenosis surgery

We offer two types of minimally invasive surgery — minimally invasive decompression surgery and minimally invasive stabilization surgery. Both types of surgery can be used to treat spinal stenosis. The cause of your spinal stenosis and the severity of your condition will determine if the surgeon recommends you for a minimally invasive decompression surgery or a minimally invasive stabilization surgery.

We offer minimally invasive decompression surgeries to treat spinal stenosis, such as our laminotomy procedure. The purpose of these procedures is to decompress the impacted nerve root or spinal cord segment by removing a portion of the affected disc or vertebra that is protruding into the spinal canal through a small, muscle-sparing, incision.

If your case of spinal stenosis is more severe and you need a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, we offer procedures such as our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and anterior cervical discectomy fusion to treat spinal stenosis.

Much like the decompression surgeries, our minimally invasive stabilization surgeries decompress nerve tissue by removing the weakened disc that is allowing spaces within the spinal canal to narrow. Since, in cases of minimally invasive stabilization surgery, the affected disc sometimes needs to be completely removed, a large open space is left in the spine. During surgery, an implant can be inserted into the open space to stabilize the spine.

To ask about the type of spinal stenosis surgery you might need, consult Laser Spine Institute. Our dedicated team can review your MRI at no-cost* to determine the cause and severity of your condition and whether you are a candidate for our minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

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