What is Minimally Invasive Laser Spine Surgery?
Spine Institute Northwest performs minimally invasive endoscopically assisted spine surgeries, which benefit patients in several important ways:
- Faster recovery with less postoperative pain
- Same day, outpatient procedures
- Smaller incisions with minimal bleeding
The doctors at the Spine Institute Northwest specialize in the following types of endoscopic surgery:
ENDOSCOPICALLY ASSISTED SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
This procedure helps to treat stenosis of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine regions. Stenosis is a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, causing numbness, weakness, or pain in the arms or legs. Learn more
LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION AND FACET FIXATION
Facet joints of the spine and intervertebral disc can become worn, causing low back pain, numbness, and weakness. Our surgeons perform minimally invasive endoscopic facet fixation and interbody fusion by joining facet joints together to relieve the pain caused by the movement of these joints. If needed, an interbody implant is inserted to expand the disc space, alleviating compression of the spinal cord and adjacent nerves. Learn More
ENDOSCOPICALLY ASSISTED NERVE EXCISION
Endoscopically assisted nerve excision targets pain-causing nerves in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral regions that have been impacted by damaged or worn facet joints. This minimally invasive surgical technique “interrupts” the pain signals of the affected nerves without impacting motor functions. Learn More
ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY AND FUSION (ACDF)
ACDF surgery treats nerve root or spinal cord compression in the cervical spine that may cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. The procedure is performed via a small incision in the front of the neck to ‘decompress’, removing degenerative disc and associated tissue that are pressing on the spinal nerves and the spinal cord. This is followed by inserting an interbody implant and plate to stabilize the corresponding vertebrae. Learn More
Vertebral Body Augmentation: VERTEBROPLASTY, KYPHOPLASTY
These minimally invasive spine surgery procedures treat vertebral compression fractures of the spine, which are often caused by osteoporosis or acute injury. Quick hardening, medical-grade acrylic cement can be injected into the vertebra at the site of the fracture, sealing it and stabilizing the cracked vertebra. Learn More
For those suffering from lumbar stenosis who are concerned about possible loss of mobility from fusion surgery, an interlamina implant offers another option. Following a decompression procedure, this small, flexible titanium implant can be inserted in the back of the spine in between spinous processes and the lamina to hold open the space around the nerves and stabilize the spine. Learn More
Minimally Invasive Laser Spinal Surgery in Seattle
Get the long-term solution you need to back pain, with minimally invasive laser spine surgery from Spine Institute Northwest, your trusted Seattle experts.
Dealing with back and neck issues can seem like an overwhelming situation that leads to significant pain and discomfort. Add in the fear of large-scale surgery and finding the right doctor, and it can seem even worse. Luckily, for patients in and around the Seattle area, there is a solution. At Spine Institute Northwest, we are your reliable healthcare experts, offering the best in minimally invasive laser spine surgery.
We offer the latest technological innovations that solve many of your back and neck issues in the safest way possible. For many of our patients, that means entering our offices in the morning and walking out the same day, already feeling relief. If you’ve been looking for a solution to your back and pain issues, our chief spine surgeons are here to find the ideal solution for your health.
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What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
With more innovations than ever in the spine surgery field, the need for major incisions is a thing of the past. Minimally invasive laser spine surgery is an effective solution to many neck and back issues, providing you relief with less downtime and recovery. While the methods vary based on the location of the damage and the surgeon, the surgery relies on small incisions near the trouble area, which are then used to pass video cameras and surgical instruments around the spine.
These instruments give our surgeons a live view of the area, while also allowing them to use their surgical equipment as needed for accuracy and effectiveness. Unlike traditional methods, which would require a doctor to make a much larger incision and move around muscle and tendon, our minimally invasive spinal procedures offer the same effectiveness with a fraction of the recovery time.
Which Method is Right For You?
Outside of the physical benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery, another great perk is its versatility. There are various methods our surgeons can use to help alleviate many of your back and neck pain issues. Some of them include:[insert methods from existing page here]
An essential part of our methods is working with our surgeons and getting the testing needed to determine which course of action is best for your needs. Your first visit can last up to 3 hours and includes an overview of your existing tests, including MRIs and X-rays, to help us determine which solution works for your specific needs.
Our goal is to always provide you with a personalized spinal surgery solution that offers the most effective outcome with a reduction in pain and discomfort immediately.
Choose Spine Institute Northwest – Your Trusted Seattle Doctors
If you’re ready to get your life back, it all starts with a visit to Spine Institute Northwest. No matter what step you’re on in the spinal surgery process, our doctors, surgeons, and medical staff can help you make the best decision based on your condition and health. We always tailor our methods to your specific needs and offer various options. We also work with all major insurance and health plans to find an affordable solution for a better life.
Back and neck pain is never an issue you should have to deal with, and with cutting edge technologies and minimally invasive laser spinal surgery it no longer has to be.
Are you looking for a reliable and experienced spinal surgeon in Seattle? Call Spine Institute Northwest at (425) 486-1000 and learn more about our minimally invasive laser spine surgery today!
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