When considering spinal stenosis surgery, explore your minimally invasive surgical options

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, you want to find pain relief as quickly as possible. 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

At Laser Spine Institute, we don’t believe that spine surgery should be an anxiety-causing option to find relief for your chronic pain. We understand the apprehension 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 an alternative to traditional open back surgery. Our minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal stenosis has lower complication rates, shorter recovery time^ and higher patient satisfaction scores than traditional open back spinal stenosis surgery. Our patient satisfaction score is at an outstanding 97 percent and 98 percent of our patients state they would recommend us to a friend or family member.

We’ve helped over 60,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain, and we are confident that we can 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 two minimally invasive decompression surgeries to treat spinal stenosis: laminotomy and foraminotomy. 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.

If your case of spinal stenosis is more severe and you need a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, we offer transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion or 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 needs to be completely removed, a large open space is left in the spine. During surgery, an implant is inserted into the open space to stabilize the spine and help prevent future spinal stenosis.

To ask about the type of minimally invasive spinal stenosis surgery you might need, consult the team at Laser Spine Institute. Our experts can review your recent 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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