The spine surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco, specialize in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions of the back. They also hold extensive experience in performing laser spine surgery to restore the functioning and mobility of the damaged back muscles.

Laser Spine Surgery

Laser spine surgery is a procedure that involves the use of a targeted beam of light to remove the damaged tissues or cartilage in the spine. The procedure is performed to treat various degenerative and deformity conditions of the upper, middle or lower back.

Who is a candidate for laser spine surgery?

Laser spine surgery can be recommended for people suffering from chronic spinal problems causing intense pain or disability, which has not subsided with conventional treatment approaches. The orthopedic conditions that can be treated with laser spine surgery include:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Herniated or Bulging Discs
  • Post Traumatic Arthritis of the Spine
  • Congenital deformities in the spine
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Abnormal Curvature
  • Facet Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Bone Spurs

Laser Spine Surgery: The Procedure

The spine surgeon in Frisco may perform a laser spine surgery using two main approaches. In the first one, an endoscope is inserted into the spinal canal by way of the sacrum bone. The other one involves making a tiny incision in the back to reach the spine column. This helps the surgeon to access the damaged tissues and repair them with the help of a laser. The incisions made during the procedure are as short as 6 to 7 mm, thus, reducing blood loss and damage to the surrounding tissues.

A laser spine surgery may use one or more of the following techniques:

  • Laser Facet Joint Nerve Ablation: A facet joint is a place where the spinal vertebrae join with each other. This procedure is aimed at destroying certain nerves that transmit the pain signals to the facet joint. It is beneficial for people having back conditions, such as Arthritis, causing localized pain in the upper, middle or lower spine.
  • Laser Disc Annuloplasty: In this procedure, the spine surgeon uses the laser technique to treat the defects or tears in the annulus, i.e. the tissue surrounding the discs.
  • Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD): This surgery involves inserting the laser beam into the space between the spinal vertebrae. PLDD is aimed at removing the damaged disc material, reduce soreness and reduce pressure from the nerves passing through the bulging discs.

To schedule an appointment with the spine surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco, TX, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.