Spinal stenosis — minimally invasive surgical options for spinal stenosis
Spinal stenosis surgery — an overview of surgical treatment
Patients who have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis may be researching surgical options as a last resort for treatment and pain relief. 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 more advanced treatment options to find lasting relief from chronic pain.
If you suffer from spinal stenosis, you understand the desire to find pain 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 a treatment for your pain so you can regain your quality of life.
Minimally invasive surgery for spinal stenosis
At Laser Spine Institute, we don’t believe that spine surgery should be a dreaded option to find relief for your chronic pain. We understand the apprehension surrounding back surgery, but we want to let you know what we offer is different than traditional open back surgery or open back fusion.
We offer a safer, more effective 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 rates than traditional open back surgery.
Ninety-eight percent of our patients state they would recommend us to a friend or family member. Our patient satisfaction rate is at an outstanding 97%.
We’ve helped over 50,000 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 surgery for 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 in the spinal cord by removing a portion of the infected 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 the impacted nerve in the spinal cord by removing the infected disc or vertebra that is protruding into the spinal canal. However, in cases of minimally invasive stabilization surgery, the infected disc or vertebra needs to be completely removed, causing a large open space in the spine. An implant is inserted into the open space to stabilize the spine and help prevent future spinal stenosis.
To determine the type of minimally invasive surgery you would need for your spinal stenosis, consult your physician for an MRI or CT scan review to determine the cause and severity of your condition.