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Surgery for a Herniated Disc - Lower Back Pain Treatment for Advanced Disc Degeneration

If you are considering surgery for a herniated disc in your lower back, take the time to familiarize yourself with all of the options available to you. In addition to the traditional open spine procedures that many people are familiar with, there are also minimally invasive approaches available, including those offered by Laser Spine Institute. Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and has helped more than 75,000 patients find pain relief from their neck and back pain. Read on to learn more about our innovative procedures proven to treat herniated discs:

Laser Spine Institute herniated disc surgeries

At Laser Spine Institute, our experienced surgeons perform many types of minimally invasive procedures to address the symptoms of a herniated disc. The approach taken will vary depending on where the disc in question is located and how it’s affecting the surrounding nerves. Here are some of the surgery options we offer for a herniated disc:

  • Discectomy — Entails removing part of a herniated disc, thereby helping to eliminate the source of pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
  • Foraminotomy — Involves expanding a foramen of the spine (a passageway between vertebrae that surrounds nerve tissue) to relieve the pressure it may be placing upon a nerve, possibly alleviating painful symptoms.
  • Laminotomy — Consists of removing a portion of the lamina, or the roof of a vertebra, to help relieve pressure placed on the spinal cord by a herniated disc.

Stabilization/spinal fusion options

We also offer several types of minimally invasive stabilization procedures, which accomplish the same goals as a traditional open spinal fusion surgery. For herniated discs in the lower back, our surgeons can perform a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (or TLIF) or a lateral lumbar interbody fusion, both of which are performed through an incision on the side to limit damage to components of the back. Due to the smaller incisions of these surgeries, our patients experience a faster recovery time compared to patients that receive traditional open spine surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about the surgery we offer for a herniated disc in the lower back, contact Laser Spine Institute’s Tampa facility today. You can also submit your MRI for review in order for our medical staff to determine if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive procedures.


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