Minimally invasive decompression surgery

Living with chronic back pain can cause you to miss out on life. The spine condition causing your pain might also cause a loss of mobility and stiffness that prevents you from doing the activities you once loved.

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

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Patient satisfaction score of 96^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 97 out of 100 patient recommendation rate^

Minimally invasive procedures

  Spinal Stenosis Herniated/Bulging Discs Pinched Nerves Bone Spurs Sciatica Arthritis of Spine Facet Disease Foraminal Stenosis Annular Tear
Foraminotomy
Laminotomy
Discectomy
Facet Thermal Ablation

At Laser Spine Institute, our goal is to help you find relief from your chronic neck or back pain so you can go back to the activities and lifestyle you enjoy. Over the years, we have become the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, setting the standard for excellent results and patient-centered care.^ Our minimally invasive spine surgery is an alternative to traditional open neck or open back surgery, resulting in a 96 patient satisfaction score^ and no lengthy recovery time^ for most patients.

If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain and you have not found lasting relief in conservative treatments, such as chiropractic care or steroid injections, we encourage you to research our minimally invasive spine procedures. As you continue reading, you will learn more about our minimally invasive decompression surgeries and how these procedures can help you find relief from the pain caused by some of the most common spine conditions.

Minimally invasive decompression surgery

One of our most common procedures is classified as minimally invasive decompression surgery. This type of surgery is often performed on patients who have a nerve compressed along their spinal cord, resulting in both local and radiating pain. While nerve compression can be caused by a number of things, it is usually a result of one of the following spine conditions that we treat at Laser Spine Institute:

Our minimally invasive procedures allow our surgeons to enter the site of the spine condition, whether in the neck or back, through a less than 1-inch incision. Through this incision, the surgeon will remove the area of the bone or disc that is compressing a nerve in your spinal cord. Once the nerve is decompressed, the incision is closed and the patient is moved into the recovery room. All of our surgeries are performed in our outpatient surgery centers, which mean that our patients are able to leave the same day as their surgery was performed.

To learn more about our minimally invasive decompression procedures, please watch the following animated videos about each decompression procedure offered.

Foraminotomy — laser-assisted

To relieve pressure on nerves that exit the spinal cord. Conditions such as foraminal narrowing caused by bulging discs, herniated discs, scar tissue, bone spurs, thickening of the ligament and facet hypertrophy can be treated with a foraminotomy.


Laminotomy — laser-assisted

To relieve pressure on the spinal cord compressed by spinal stenosis. Conditions such as spinal stenosis that are caused by a herniated disc, bulging disc, bone spurs, hypertrophy of the ligament flavum, facet hypertrophy and scar tissue can be approached surgically by doing a laminotomy.


Discectomy — laser-assisted

To remove the portion of a herniated or bulging disc that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord. Our surgeons utilize tiny cameras in order to see what is compressing the nerve and remove it without causing any destabilization of the spine.


Facet Thermal Ablation — laser-based

To deaden the painful nerves in the facet joint utilizing a laser. Learn more about the Facet Thermal Ablation procedure.


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