Laser Spine Surgery Specialist

South Texas Spinal Clinic -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

South Texas Spinal Clinic

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Alamo Heights, TX & Boerne, TX

While laser surgery sounds futuristic, it’s been one of the go-to tools in minimally invasive surgeries for years. At South Texas Spinal Clinic, the surgeons are well versed in laser technology, which they use to minimize tissue damage for their patients in South Texas. If you need to have spinal surgery, call or book an appointment online to learn more about the advantages of laser surgery.

Laser Spine Surgery Q & A

What is Laser Surgery?

With traditional open surgery on your spine, the doctor makes a long incision and pulled your muscles apart to gain access to the treatment area.

Thanks to minimally invasive surgical techniques, the doctors at South Texas Spinal Clinic can perform the same procedures using precise and accurate laser technology to cut through your tissue.

Because a laser’s intensity can be easily adjusted, the doctors can make tiny incisions without causing unnecessary damage to your surrounding tissue.

What Procedures Can the Laser Be Used For?

The doctors at South Texas Spinal Clinic turn to laser technology to aid them in the following minimally invasive surgeries:

  • Anterior Cervical Fusion: In this procedure, the surgeon uses a laser to make a small incision in the front of your neck, through which he’s able to access and remove your problematic disc. After he removes the disc, he replaces it with a piece of bone to fuse the vertebrae above and below.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy: Using a laser, the surgeon makes a small incision in the front of your neck and removes only the portion of the herniated or ruptured disc that’s causing nerve irritation.
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy: If one of your lumbar (low back) discs are ruptured, compressing the nerves around it, the surgeons turn to microendoscopic discectomy to remove only the piece of the disc that’s causing the problem. To access the area, the doctor makes a small incision using a laser.
  • Lumbar Laminectomy: In a lumbar laminectomy, the surgeon removes a portion of your lamina — the part of the vertebra that makes up the roof of your spinal canal — to gain access to the source of your nerve compression. To minimize the impact, the doctor uses laser technology to make an accurate and minimal incision.

What are the Advantages of Laser Surgery?

The main goal of the doctors at South Texas Spinal Clinic is to minimize any risk associated with surgery. To do this, they rely on techniques that cause the least amount of damage to your body, including laser technology.

Using a laser, the surgeon can make precise incisions that don’t go any deeper or wider than necessary. The advantages of this are:

  • Less risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less pain
  • Faster healing

To learn more about laser surgery at South Texas Spinal Clinic, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

What we offer

Orthopedic Services