Since opening their first surgery center in Tampa, Florida in 2005, Laser Spine Institute has become the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Through their innovative, outpatient surgical techniques, Laser Spine Institute has helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain. Laser Spine Institute continues to grow by opening locations throughout the United States and continually hiring medical personnel who are committed to patient-centric healthcare. This allows more people to receive unparalleled treatment and return home to live a fuller life.
When a patient faces the prospect of surgery for the treatment of neck or back pain, the traditional approach has been open spine surgery, which requires large incisions and long recovery times. A safer and more effective alternative is the minimally invasive procedures performed by the surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. Because these procedures are completed through a small incision on an outpatient basis, patients benefit from a shorter recovery time and lower complication rates compared to traditional open spine surgery.
Conditions Treated by Laser Spine Institute
Most chronic neck and back pain is caused by common spinal degeneration that occurs over time. Almost everyone will develop some form of spinal degeneration in their lives, often starting around the age of 30 and worsening as the years go by. Some of us won’t experience any symptoms at all from this degeneration, while others will suffer from chronic neck and back pain, stiffness, traveling pain into the extremities, muscle weakness, spasms, numbness, and tingling sensations. The minimally invasive surgeries performed at Laser Spine Institute are designed to treat the symptoms that result from degenerative spine conditions. The specific conditions treated by Laser Spine Institute include spinal osteoarthritis, herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, degenerative disc disease, adult scoliosis, failed back surgery syndrome, and others.
Laser Spine Institute’s Minimally Invasive, Outpatient Procedures
Laser Spine Institute offers a variety of procedures, and most of the procedures fall into one of two categories: minimally invasive decompression (MID) and minimally invasive stabilization (MIS) procedures. The majority of patients at Laser Spine Institute require MID procedures.
During a minimally invasive decompression (MID) procedure, the surgeon accesses the spine through an incision measuring less than one inch. Using small surgical tools and magnification, the surgeon visualizes what is compressing the spinal cord or a spinal nerve root. The surgeon then removes tissue from a bone, disc, or ligament pressing on the nerve, which should relieve the patient’s symptoms.
Patients with more advanced spinal degeneration may require a minimally invasive stabilization (MIS) procedure. Laser Spine Institute offers a variety of MIS procedures which are also performed on an outpatient basis through a small incision. With an MIS procedure, a surgeon removes a damaged spinal disc, and in its place, inserts a segment of bone and an implant in between the two surrounding vertebrae, allowing them to grow or “fuse” into one piece of bone over time. This provides the spine with added stability and the patient with relief from pain.
Laser Spine Institute Certifications & Accreditations
Laser Spine Institute is committed to outstanding patient care and organizational excellence. To ensure that all prospective patients have the information they need to make an informed decision about surgery, Laser Spine Institute holds medical seminars nationwide and offers to analyze MRI reports. Patients who schedule surgery at Laser Spine Institute are treated by the finest board-certified surgeons and medical professionals. In addition, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has repeatedly recognized Laser Spine Institute’s dedication to superior ambulatory care.