Minimally invasive decompression surgery aims to relieve pressure on the nerves of the spine. This pressure is often caused by stenosis, bulging or herniated discs, and more. Relieving this pressure can be achieved by reducing or removing soft tissue (disc material or scar tissue) or bone (bone spurs, section of the lamina or foramina) to decompress the affected nerve. When the compression is caused by soft tissue material, a surgical laser may be used to shrink the impinging material.
- Cervical ForaminotomyCervical foraminotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a small piece of bone and/or soft tissue is removed in the cervical spine to... Read more.
- DiscectomyA discectomy is designed to significantly reduce—or completely eliminate—pain caused by herniated or bulging discs that are impinging on nerves or nerve roots. Read more.
- IntelliSpineSM (Thoracic)The IntelliSpine Laser Procedure in the thoracic spine is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat soft tissue abnormalities, such as scar tissue or bulging... Read more.
- IntelliSpineSM (Cervical)The IntelliSpine Laser Procedure in the cervical spine is a minimally invasive procedure performed to treat soft tissue abnormalities in the neck, such as scar... Read more.
- IntelliSpineSM (Lumbar)Through one or more tiny, 3 millimeter incisions at the base of the spine, the physician uses a laser and HD camera to visualize and... Read more.
- Laminotomy/ LaminectomyA laminotomy and laminectomy are minimally invasive procedures performed to relieve excessive pressure on the spinal cord or its associated nerve roots caused by degenerative... Read more.