Spondylolisthesis — minimally invasive surgery options for treatment

If you have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and you have been recommended to seek surgical treatment for your condition, you should research all surgical options available to treat spondylolisthesis before deciding on the best option for your needs. Most people think traditional open back fusion is the only option for spine surgery to treat spondylolisthesis. However, there is a safer and effective surgery available to you.

At Laser Spine Institute, we encourage you to reach out and ask questions about the treatment options available to you. Every patient is entitled to the information and education needed to make an informed decision about the right treatment method for your needs. As you research the surgical options available to you, please feel free to reach out to our care team with any questions you have. We are here to guide you to the best possible treatment option for your spondylolisthesis.

Minimally invasive stabilization surgery for spondylolisthesis

Most people consider spine surgery a last resort to help alleviate chronic back pain. This perception was true when traditional open back surgery was the only option for surgical treatments; traditional open back surgery carries a number of risks and does not always produce a positive surgical outcome.

However, things have changed. There is now a proven safer and effective alternative to traditional open back fusion: minimally invasive stabilization surgery.

At Laser Spine Institute, our surgeons perform more spine surgeries than any other group of surgeons in the world. With a 96 patient satisfaction score^, our placement as the world’s leader in minimally invasive spine surgery is no surprise.

During our minimally invasive stabilization surgery for spondylolisthesis, the surgeon will make a small incision in the neck or back, depending on the location of the condition. All surrounding muscles and tissues will be spared during the procedure, which means you will have a shorter recovery time^ than patients who undergo traditional open back surgery. Once the spine is accessed, the impacted nerve in the spinal cord will be decompressed. An implant will be inserted at the location of the degenerative disc or joint to stabilize the surrounding vertebrae.

Since our minimally invasive surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, our patients are able to return home the same day as their surgery is performed. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery for spondylolisthesis is precise and proven more effective than traditional open back fusion. We’ve helped over 75,000 people find relief from chronic neck and back pain, and we are confident we can help you find relief from your spondylolisthesis.