Types of minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a type of procedure used to treat conditions in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar regions of the spine. The minimally invasive surgeries at Laser Spine Institute are a safer, more effective alternative to traditional open back surgery. Unlike traditional open back surgery that requires a large incision and increases the risk of complications, our minimally invasive surgery is performed through a small, 1-inch incision. Because of the small incision used in the minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon is able to access the spine without disrupting the surrounding muscles and soft tissues, thereby reducing the risk of infection and increasing the rate of recovery*.

If you have been diagnosed with a spine condition and advised to undergo a spine surgery to treat your spine condition, we encourage you to research our minimally invasive procedures at Laser Spine Institute. Some spine conditions that may require surgical treatment include degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, herniated disc, bulging disc, ligament hypertrophy and spinal foraminal stenosis, all of which cause nerve root compression. Surgery is aimed at decompressing the impacted nerve to reduce pain and symptoms of the spine condition.

Advantages of Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • 97 percent patient satisfaction
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 98 percent patient recommendation rate

Types of minimally invasive procedures offered at Laser Spine Institute

Our team at Laser Spine Institute offers two types of minimally invasive surgery: minimally invasive decompression surgery and minimally invasive stabilization surgery. Both surgeries access the spine through the small incision and avoid disturbing the surrounding muscles and soft tissue. The difference between the two surgeries is that minimally invasive decompression surgery removes a small portion of the diseased disc or joint to decompress the nerve root in the spinal canal and our minimally invasive stabilization surgery removes the entire diseased disc or joint and replaces it with an implant to stabilize the spine and decompress the nerve root.

The type of surgery performed will be discussed between you and your surgeon after you complete your physical examination.

For more information about the minimally invasive procedures we offer and the benefits you can receive from our treatment options, contact our Care Team today.