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Learn about Laser Spine Institute’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Outcomes

Determining which type of neck or back surgery is right for you can be difficult. Before opting to undergo any surgery, it is important to understand the risks and benefits associated with the procedure. Traditional open neck or back surgery is often accompanied by a large invasive incision, as well as months of postoperative physical therapy and recovery time.

At Laser Spine Institute we understand our patients’ desire to find relief from their chronic neck or back pain, and we are committed to offering the most effective form of treatment available. With the advancements in medicine and technology, we can offer minimally invasive procedures as an effective alternative to invasive open procedures. Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 75,000 patients through the use of minimally invasive spine surgery. Below you will find the outcomes of those procedures performed at Laser Spine Institute.

Successful results

Our minimally invasive procedures have been proven to be just as effective as traditional open neck and back surgery, while also saving our patients time and money in the process. In multiple studies analyzing the surgical results of our minimally invasive procedures, researchers found that our patients not only received relief just days postoperatively, but also found that our patients experienced long-term relief from our procedures. To date, over 88 percent of our patients return to their daily activities within three months after a minimally invasive decompression surgery, and patients who have desk jobs can return to work within two weeks of our minimally invasive spine surgery. Only a fraction of patients who undergo traditional surgery can do the same.

Infection rate

Beyond our effective procedures, we understand that your safety is important to you and your family, which is why patient safety is our top priority. Traditional open neck and back surgeries are performed in a hospital setting. These invasive procedures also generally include a two- to five-day overnight hospital stay, and months of postoperative recovery work. Minimally invasive surgery at Laser Spine Institute is performed in an outpatient ambulatory surgical center (ASC), meaning our procedures require no hospital stay. Because our surgeons only treat healthy patients with spinal conditions, our infection rate is considerably lower than that of a traditional open neck or back procedure. Laser Spine Institute’s infection rate stands at 0.41 percent^, as opposed to the up to 19 percent national average of traditional surgery.

Contact Laser Spine Institute today to submit your MRI for review and see if you are a candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures.