Laser Spine Surgery
LASER SPINE SURGERY IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
If you are searching for relief from chronic neck or back pain, and are ready to get back to the things you love sooner rather than later, minimally-invasive laser spine surgery at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana may be the answer. In 2016, we were one of the first facilities in the nation to offer laser technology for the surgical treatment of spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disorders, and trauma on the entire Gulf Coast. Thanks to this cutting-edge spine surgery technology, patients suffering from chronic back and leg pain can have surgery and experience relief in the same day!
“I still can’t believe that a 45 minute surgery at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana relieved 10 years of debilitating back and leg pain. Laser spine surgery and Dr. Greg Fautheree changed my life! I feel like a brand new woman!”
-Lynn Whitty, Baton Rouge, LA
UNDERSTANDING LASER SPINE SURGERY
Laser spine surgery is a type of minimally invasive spinal surgery that allows for smaller incisions than standard open back surgery. The laser spine surgery procedure takes about an hour total, and requires only one small incision. The laser creates a super high energy made out of light, or photons, that’s concentrated in the tip of a pen-like tool. It only takes the doctors several minutes to remove the tissue they are targeting, achieving results that are quicker, safer, and require less recovery time than traditional surgery.
ADVANTAGES OF LASER SPINE SURGERY
- Faster recovery after surgery & less post-operative pain
- Smaller incisions leading to less scarring
- Less time spent in the hospital
- Less soft tissue and muscle damage
- Reduced risk of infection
On average, patients who have undergone laser spine surgery or other minimally invasive spine surgery techniques are discharged from The Spine Hospital the same day of their surgery, and their small incisions are covered with a small bandage or band-aid. Most patients are able to return to full activity within a few short weeks.
Actual Post-Op Photo of a 1″ Laser Spine Surgery Incision
SYMPTOMS & CONDITIONS TREATED
- Back or neck pain that radiates into the buttocks, hips, and/or legs
- Weakness and or numbness in the arms/legs
- Bulging or Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Pinched Nerves
- Spinal Stenosis
IS LASER SPINE SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?
At The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, our spine specialists view surgery as a last-resort option. However, if a patient is experiencing no relief from conservative therapies, our physician may recommend laser spine surgery to alleviate your pain. Laser spine surgery is most helpful for lumbar stenosis or lumbar herniated discs. It is also used for laser rhizotomies for the treatment of low back pain. Likewise, it can be used for the same issues in the cervical spine (neck.) Laser surgery isn’t right for everyone. Fortunately, the doctors at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana can customize the perfect surgical plan for you with or without the laser.