Minimally invasive spine treatments offered at Laser Spine Institute

Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute has been the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our surgeons have helped more than 75,000 patients from all walks of life find relief from their pain and reclaim their lives. As you research the types of minimally invasive spine treatments available to you, we encourage you to contact our dedicated team with any questions or concerns regarding your condition or one of our procedures.

How do minimally invasive spine treatments work?

Similar to arthroscopic surgery, which has been around since the 1970s, minimally invasive spine surgery is able to access the targeted area of the body with as little disruption of surrounding tissue as possible. The idea is that, by minimizing the collateral damage done by surgery, the patient can heal and recover from the operation faster and would be considerably less likely to experience complications. The same principle is at work in minimally invasive spine treatments.

As with arthroscopic surgery, which normally targets the shoulder or knee, minimally invasive procedures require a surgeon to make a less than 1-inch incision, which spreads muscle and tissue apart rather than cutting it, in order to access the target area by means of a fiber optic camera and specialized surgical instruments. In turn, our procedures are a safer and effective alternative compared to traditional open neck or back surgery.^

Direct access to the source of pain

In minimally invasive spine treatments, such as those offered at Laser Spine Institute, a surgeon can gain direct access to the tissue. For instance, a herniated disc can be accessed through direct visualization and magnification. Our board-certified surgeons+ can then find and remove or repair the issue with minimal impact or strain on the body.

The four spinal decompression procedures Laser Spine Institute surgeons perform are:

  • Foraminotomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Discectomy
  • Facet thermal ablation

These procedures enable our surgeons to address the cause of back pain without the added risk, inconvenience and lengthy recovery of traditional open back surgery.^ We also offer lumbar spine treatments to help with the pain caused by facet joint syndrome.

If your doctor has suggested that you consider back surgery, reach out to Laser Spine Institute today. We will happily arrange an initial consultation and do a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a candidate for one of our outpatient procedures.