Utilizing Proven Technology
Lasers have been used in surgery for more than 50 years and in back surgery since the 1980s. The specific laser used to perform surgery will depend on the location of the affected area of the spine and thickness of tissues. Surgery may be performed with different tools, including a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that produces heat that’s intense enough to precisely cut through tissues while minimizing bleeding.
Laser Spine Surgery Procedures
Laser spine surgery can address spine pain felt in the lower back, neck, legs, thighs, arms, or shoulders. Pain related to conditions such spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease (DDD), spondylolisthesis, spinal narrowing, sciatica, and SI joint irritation can also be treated surgically with minimally invasive laser spine procedures. Surgery sometimes involves complete or partial removal of obstructions limiting space for nerves. Decompression procedures may be performed to remove bone spurs (osteophytes) or part or all of a disc irritating a nerve. Procedures performed may include: