In Cincinnati, the Laser Spine Institute surgery center has three Class C operating rooms that are each equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Our highly skilled surgeons utilize in-room picture archiving and communication system viewing monitors for MRI and X-ray image displays, high-definition endoscopic cameras and video monitors, holmium lasers and portable C-arm fluoroscopy as they perform innovative, minimally invasive surgeries to address neck and back pain.
The medical team at the Laser Spine Institute surgery center in Cincinnati carefully screens patients for surgical candidacy. Before scheduling a visit to an operating room, our goal is to determine the most conservative treatment approach that will provide a patient with effective relief. When appropriate, some of the laser-assisted procedures that our surgeons might recommend include:
- Foraminotomy – Decompresses impinged nerve roots
- Laminotomy – Reduces pressure on the spinal cord caused by spinal stenosis
- Discectomy – Removes herniated disc material that is compressing a nerve root
- Facet thermal ablation – Desensitizes painful nerves within a spinal facet joint
At Laser Spine Institute, our minimally invasive spine surgery is often the clinically appropriate first choice and provides many advantages over traditional open back surgery, such as no hospitalization, smaller incisions, minimal disturbance to surrounding musculature, reduced risk of infection and a less arduous recovery. Our dedication to perfecting minimally invasive procedures in state-of-the-art operating rooms has made us the largest spine surgery center in Cincinnati and throughout the nation. This advantage grows every week, leading to a higher level of expertise, as we help our patients reclaim their lives from chronic neck and back pain.