Proven results of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery
If you’re researching surgical options for your neck or back condition, you may have come across confusing statements from other medical facilities pertaining to “laser spine surgery.” While the Internet is a quick and convenient place to explore your options for neck or back surgery, it’s important to base your decisions on proven facts.
As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 60,000 people find relief from debilitating neck and back pain. But it’s not just the number of patients we help that really matters — it’s our proven results and successful outcomes.
Get the facts about Laser Spine Institute’s procedures
While the laser is only used in approximately 20 to 30 percent of our procedures at Laser Spine Institute, our highly skilled surgeons perform more minimally invasive outpatient procedures each month than any other spine surgery facility in the world — and there are many reasons why:
|Number of patients we've helped||More than 60,000|
|Patient recommendation rate||98 percent^, compiled by a third-party provider|
|Infection rate||0.13 percent^ versus 4.7 percent national hospital infection rate|
|Complication rate||4 percent^ versus 9 to 19 percent national hospital infection rate|
|Patient satisfaction score||97 percent^, compiled by a third-party provider|
|Return to daily activities||91 percent return to daily activities within 3 months after surgery|
|Return to work||86 percent return to work within 3 months of surgery|
When it comes to making the right decision about your spine care, the numbers don’t lie — and our innovative team of experts has produced several case studies to validate them.
Surgical successes and outcomes
As thought leaders in the spine care industry, our team of experts is committed to combining groundbreaking medicine with clinical research. Let’s take a brief look at some of Laser Spine Institute’s most impactful studies that have been published in esteemed medical journals, based on our own patient samples:
Minimally invasive surgery through endoscopic laminotomy and foraminotomy for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Published in the Journal of Orthopaedics, 2013
This study is composed of 320 consecutive patients with spinal narrowing in the lower back — also known as lumbar spinal stenosis — who underwent our minimally invasive procedures between 2008 and 2011. Results from this study indicate that minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis has a short operating time, a low complication rate, minimal estimated blood loss and can significantly reduce pain and disability level. The results tracked in this study show minimally invasive surgery appears to be a safe and effective surgical treatment for adult patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
Minimally invasive surgical treatment for severe symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis: A case study
Published in Journal of Spine, 2013
In this study, a 63-year-old, non-smoking African American male presented with symptoms of pain in the left buttock that radiated into the back of the left thigh. The patient denied that the pain was initiated from any injury or trauma but rather a gradual onset of symptoms that began one year prior. The study reveals a small incision, minimal tissue injury, no operative complications or hospital stay, minimal blood loss and preservation of the back ligament and muscle make this procedure a potentially safe surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis.
Surgery without instrumentation for spondylolisthesis-related stenosis?
Published in Rheumatology Network, 2011
A 60-year-old man presented with worsening symptoms of low back pain and leg weakness. The symptoms had begun five and a half years before surgical treatment with a gradual onset of pain. The patient denied any injury or trauma when the pain started. Associated symptoms included back pain, leg pain, buttock pain, leg weakness, and numbness and tingling on both sides of his body.
Our results demonstrate the feasibility of performing our minimally invasive outpatient procedures for spinal narrowing associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis — a condition in the lower back that involves forward slippage of one vertebra over another. The maintained stability observed in this patient after the minimally invasive procedure may be the result of increased preservation of the normal muscular architecture. Although this is only a single case study, the lack of increased instability validates investigation into a larger study, which we are pursuing.
The minimally invasive advantage
At Laser Spine Institute, patient-centered care is at the heart of every decision we make. That’s why our minimally invasive outpatient procedures provide numerous advantages compared to traditional open spine surgery, including:
- No lengthy recovery^
- Muscle-sparing techniques
- Both minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures
- Decompression procedures that use a less than 1-inch incision
- Board-certified surgeons+
- A streamlined patient experience
- Less surgical blood loss than open spine procedures
- Eliminates hospital-associated fees
While you’re the only one who can research the right choices for your individual neck or back condition, make sure you’re reading the proven facts. Since 2005, our minimally invasive spine surgery has helped more than 60,000 people find the relief they deserve, and our continued success comes with each positive outcome.