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Learn why people who have wanted to avoid open back surgery or have had failed open back surgery are now considering Laser Spine Surgery.
Medical professionals expect that up to 85% of spinal surgery will eventually be done with the endoscopic laser back surgery technique.
Quick recuperation (Surgery done through tiny incision with the use of arthroscope and you are generally back to work within a week)
No general anesthesia (You are awake during the procedure)
No overnight hospital stay (Procedure done on an outpatient basis)
No metal plates, screws, rods, and cages (Limits future problems)
Great Success Rate (90% + rate of success with our experienced surgeons)
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Read How to Avoid Failed Open Back Surgery and Fusions
In open back surgery, a five- to six-inch incision may be needed in order to see the affected nerve root. In creating such a sizeable incision, a large area of muscle also has to be cut to make an opening of three to five centimeters, leading to back surgery risks of substantial blood loss.
Complications of back surgery also includes the use of general anesthesia, which depending on your age and overall health, there could be a greater risk of complications. In addition to the invasiveness of the surgery, back surgery side effects that need to be considered are the length of the stay in the hospital, the painful weeks/months of recuperation time, the use of pain medications necessary afterwards, and the time you will have to spend away from your work environment.
Another important complication after back surgery to consider is the likelihood of scar tissue formation. In many cases, the amount of back surgery scar tissue formation leads to additional spine conditions, which could eventually lead the patient to need another surgical procedure. Unfortunately, there is 60% success rate of full recovery of symptoms with open back surgery due to complications from back surgery.
Scar tissue formation caused by back surgery can be extremely painful, limit mobility and flexibility, and greatly diminish quality of life. Extensive scar tissue build-up is typically associated with the long incisions and other tissue damage experienced during traditional open-back surgery. While scar tissue itself is typically not painful, excessive formation of scar tissue can trigger pain if it binds or impinges on nerve roots.
As you can see, a number of different issues can cause a traditional open back or neck surgery to fail, leaving you without the desired results. However, there are a variety of minimally invasive procedures available to individuals suffering from back or neck pain that can reduce the risk of failed back surgery syndrome and increase the chances of seeing a positive change in quality of life.
There are many reasons that a back surgery may or may not work, and even with
the best surgeon and for the best indications, spine surgery is no more than 95%
predictive of a successful result. Laser spine surgery offers a gentle and
effective way to stop the pain and suffering from failed back surgeries. We provide a number of safe and effective, outpatient procedures that are
alternatives to traditional open spine surgery.
There are many reasons that a back surgery may or may not work, and even with the best surgeon and for the best indications, spine surgery is no more than 95% predictive of a successful result. Laser spine surgery offers a gentle and effective way to stop the pain and suffering from failed back surgeries.
We provide a number of safe and effective, outpatient procedures that are alternatives to traditional open spine surgery.
Keep in mind that the minimally invasive surgical methods require the special expertise of a surgeon, so you will need to inquire whether you are a candidate for minimally invasive laser spine surgery with a qualified surgeon. Furthermore, certain minimally invasive techniques are highly technical and require significant training, and in cases where there is a lack of training, complications may occur. Using a sub-par surgeon can lead to complications such as inadequate decompression, nerve injury, or infection. Make sure you are comfortable with the qualifications, track record, and experience of your surgeon.