Minimally invasive spine surgery — a basic overview

Minimally invasive spine surgery may be the best choice for you if are living with pain from a degenerative spine condition and yet doctor-recommended conservative treatments have not brought the relief you were seeking. This approach can help with a number of conditions, and is typically designed to relieve nerve compression in the spinal column, which is so often the source of painful symptoms. At Laser Spine Institute, we are proud to specialize in a number of minimally invasive spine procedures, performed on an outpatient basis, that can help get you back to the quality of life you deserve.

Spine surgeries

In the past, when it was clear that surgery was the best course of action, the only real option was a traditional open spine operation. The trouble with this approach, however, is that in order for the team of surgeons to gain access to the spinal column, they had to sever important supporting muscles by using very large incisions. As a result, recovery from this type of surgery tends to be long and difficult.

Minimally invasive alternatives

At Laser Spine Institute, we offer an alternative to traditional open back surgery through our minimally invasive spine procedures. The benefit to the minimally invasive spine surgery that we perform is that it only requires a small incision and we use muscle-sparing techniques. As a result, recovery and rehabilitation are much shorter and the risk for postoperative complications, such as infection and failed back surgery syndrome, is lessened.^ We can also perform a minimally invasive stabilization procedure to treat more severe degeneration of the spine as a more precise option over an open spinal fusion. Our procedures can be used to address a variety of conditions, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Collapsed, bulging and herniated discs

Learn more

To learn more about each specific minimally invasive spine surgery that we offer at Laser Spine Institute, contact us today and request a free MRI review* to learn if you are a candidate for our procedures. We can help you get your life back from neck or back pain.