Discectomy surgeries performed by skilled surgeons daily at Laser Spine Institute’s St. Louis center
During the natural aging process, the elements that make up the spine begin to degenerate. This often causes the intervertebral discs that cushion the vertebrae to bulge or herniate, subsequently impinging the surrounding nerves or spinal cord.
Though these disc conditions are not necessarily symptomatic on their own, when these bulges or herniation cause the inner disc material to migrate into additional areas of the spinal column and cause compression, patients can experience chronic and excruciating pain and symptoms. At Laser Spine Institute we understand living with this type of pain is devastating to your quality of life, which is why we are committed to helping as many patients as possible through our discectomy performed at our St. Louis center.
Unlike a traditional discectomy performed in a hospital setting, our discectomy is performed through an incision less than 1-inch. This small incision greatly reduces the overall recovery time, as the surgeon is able to gently spread the muscle rather than unnecessarily cutting and tearing. Using dilating tubes, our surgeons are able to use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to perform the camera-guided procedure.
Conditions treated by discectomy
Living with debilitating disc conditions can make simple tasks unbearable. We understand your top priority is relief, which is why we target the conditions causing your pain rather than simply the conditions seen on your MRI or CT scan. Our discectomy is able to treat a number of conditions including:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Annular tears
- Foraminal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
- Ruptured discs
If you are suffering from these or similar conditions, you may be a candidate for our discectomy performed at our St. Louis center. Contact Laser Spine Institute today for more information and to receive a review of your most recent MRI or CT scan.