In certain cases of spinal injury and disc damage, the expert back surgeons at ProMed SPINE may opt to perform laser spinal surgery. Less invasive than traditional spine surgery, laser spinal surgery is a great option for patients who want to alleviate their leg and/or back pain without undergoing open surgical procedures. To find out if you are a candidate, please contact ProMed SPINE today!
Who Needs Spinal Surgery?
As board-certified neurological surgeons, Dr. Gravori and his team believe in an individualized approach to patient care and perform microscopic and endoscopic techniques whenever possible to minimize side effects and expedite healing. To that end, we at ProMed SPINE offer laser spinal surgery for patients suffering from bone spurs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and a variety of other back problems and conditions.
If you are suffering from pain or limited functionality, contact ProMed SPINE to find out how we can help.
What to Expect
This minimally invasive outpatient procedure can generally be performed under local anesthetic. Before your procedure, Dr. Gravori and the rest of the team will take a complete health history and answer all of your questions. During spinal surgery, your experienced surgeon will utilize a laser (focused light beam) in place of a scalpel to create a small incision that is usually less than an inch in length and cut away injured tissue. He will then employ computerized navigation and utilize the latest advances in nerve monitoring technology, ensuring that soft tissues remain unharmed. Unlike open spine surgery, endoscopic techniques enable surgeons to separate the muscles rather than cut through them.
Patients who undergo this procedure can return home the day of their surgery and resume many of their daily activities like walking and exercising within just a few hours.
Read further for WebMD’s article on back surgery.
Benefits of Back Surgery
The benefits of this procedure include an expedited recovery time, less blood loss, low risk of infection, increased post-surgery mobility and minimal incisions. Additionally, the smaller incision reduces the amount of tissue being damaged and helps speed up healing. Finally, patients who undergo laser spinal surgery avoid the small risk associated with general anesthesia.
Not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. Patients with certain conditions, including arthritis, may not benefit from laser treatments. One of our expert surgeons will assess the patient’s overall health along with factors like the underlying cause of back pain and location of nerve compression. However, laser spinal surgery can help many patients resume living lives that are free from pain.
We offer the following treatments:
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Disc Replacement Surgery
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Percutaneous Discectomy
- MILD Procedure
- Interspinous Process Decompression
- Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Interspinous Process Fusion
- XLIF Procedure
- TLIF Procedure
- ALIF Surgery
- Percutaneous Foraminotomy
- Endoscopic Laser Spine Surgery
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
- Spinal Decompression Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Joint Injections
- Spinal Braces
- Integrative Medicine and Holistic Treatments
- Free MRI Readings
- Weight Reduction for Back Pain Relief
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Contact Spinal Experts Today
A spine condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life as well as your long-term health and mobility. If you’re suffering from spine pain, it’s important to contact an expert surgeon to determine the best method of treating your condition. Contact ProMed SPINE at one of our three locations (Beverly Hills, Encino, and Valencia) to schedule a consultation to see what the right method for you is, to receive a second opinion, or to dispel any spine surgery myths you might have. Our goal is to reduce pain and improve quality of life for all of our patients. Contact our back pain relief center today!
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