Endoscopic spine surgery is a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure that effectively treats disc herniations, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, slipped vertebrae, and spinal joint arthritis. Using only local anesthesia, micro-instruments and laser technology, this no fusion procedure is clearly very different from standard open surgery.
Advantages of Laser Endoscopic Spinal Surgery (LESS):
Every patient is different. But here is a general look at how the surgery works.
Recovery from laser endoscopic spine surgery depends on the physical condition of the patient, the extent of the diseases, and the complexity of the surgery. However, most patients are discharged the same day. As with most surgeries, it is normal for patients to feel some initial pain, especially at the incision site. Usually we encourage patients to get up and move around within a few hours after surgery. Most patients will benefit from a postoperative exercise program or supervised physical therapy. We’re here to help patients develop a low-impact exercise program tailored to their needs, both for recovery from surgery and to promote a pain-free future.
Since patients are all different, risks and complications can vary. This is a very technical procedure. Only highly trained surgeons with specialized training—such as those at the Spine Institute of San Diego—should perform this type of surgery.