Spondylolisthesis — surgical treatment options

If you have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, you may be searching for a treatment for the chronic back pain and limited mobility associated with your condition. Most patients begin with conservative treatment methods, such as chiropractic care and physical therapy to help alleviate their symptoms. However, patients with more progressive spondylolisthesis may not find relief through these methods of treatment. For such patients, surgery may be a good option to treat spondylolisthesis.

At Laser Spine Institute, we understand the frustration you feel when you can’t find any lasting pain relief from your treatment options. We know what it’s like to be sidelined by pain and to have to watch life happen around you without being able to participate. That is why we offer several types of minimally invasive surgeries to help you recapture your life. We’ve helped over 75,000 patients find relief from chronic back pain, and we are confident that our minimally invasive procedures can help you recapture your life.

Minimally invasive surgery for spondylolisthesis

Considering surgery for your spondylolisthesis treatment can seem overwhelming. Most people consider surgery to be a “last resort” type of treatment. Traditional open back fusion surgery does come with risks, and it’s important to weigh the benefits against the risks before making a decision about surgery.

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back fusion. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery can help treat your spondylolisthesis at the root cause of your condition.

The specific type of minimally invasive stabilization surgery performed will depend on the cause of your spondylolisthesis. For example, spondylolisthesis caused by an injury might be treated differently than spondylolisthesis caused by another spine condition, such as spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease.

During the procedure, the surgeon will cut a small incision in the back to access the spine. Unlike traditional open back surgery that cuts through the surrounding muscles and tissues, our minimally invasive stabilization surgery does not disrupt any muscle or tissue in order to access the spine. Once the spine is reached, the surgeon will decompress the nerve that is being impacted by the slipped vertebrae. Then, the vertebrae will be moved back into proper position and a stabilization device will be inserted to prevent future misalignment.

All of our minimally invasive surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures in one of our world-class surgery centers.

Learn more about minimally invasive stabilization surgery

We believe in patient-centered care, which means you will always receive personal time with our care team to learn about your spine condition and the treatment options available to you. We promise to give you our honest opinion about your spine care and to educate you about every facet of your spine condition so you can make an informed decision about your spine care needs.