The Incredible Laser Spine Surgery in Baton RougeSeptember 14, 2016 7:41 pm
History is being made in our state: for the first time in Louisiana, a laser is being used for delicate spine surgery! The device used for this procedure is housed at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana located in The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While laser technology has been used in the world of medicine for quite a few years, it has only recently been adapted for spine surgery. It is used best on patients specifically suffering from back and leg pain due to spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disorders, and spinal trauma. Thanks to the NeuroMedical Center and this innovative technology, patients suffering from chronic back and leg pain can have surgery and experience relief in the same day!
Laser Spine Surgery in Baton Rouge
If you have symptoms and pain including tingling of the leg and sharp shooting pain in your back, and you are having difficulty walking, sitting down, or just getting out of bed in the morning, you may have one or more bulging or herniated discs. Sometimes surgery is the best option to treat your damaged discs. Thankfully, with the addition of Laser Spine Surgery, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana in Baton Rouge can help relieve you of your pain in no time! The laser spine surgery procedure takes about an hour total, and requires only one small incision. The laser creates a super high energy made out of light, or photons, that’s concentrated in the tip of a pen-like tool. It only takes the doctors several minutes to remove the tissue they are targeting. Our team of neurosurgeons, all certified in laser spine surgery, warn patients not to be hypnotized by the word “laser.” These specialists explain that laser surgery procedure is not a fountain of youth for a new spine, but is instead a good way to vaporize tissue. As such, it is not the right tool for every single surgery, and you should talk with your doctor about if Laser spine surgery is right for you.
An additional tremendous benefit of using minimally invasive techniques includes a quicker recovery time thanks to less damaged tissue.
An additional tremendous benefit of using the laser includes a quicker recovery time thanks to less damaged tissue, since the surgery is minimally invasive. Also, because the laser is able to oblate and melt the disk, the doctors are able to seal the backside of the disc itself, and prevent the reherniation of the disk or problems down the road that the patient has already experienced.
The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The state-of-the-art NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge is home to not only the laser spine surgery device, but also The NeuroMedical Center Clinic, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, and The NeuroMedical Center Rehabilitation Hospital. The NeuroMedical Center is Southern Louisiana’s biggest and most reliable team of professionals for the brain, spine, and nervous system, and help to treat a variety of different conditions including sleep disorders, back pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and migraine headaches. Our physician-owned medical campus employs 30 staff physicians who specialize in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation/Pain Medicine, and Neuroradiology. Come see what separates The NeuroMedical Center apart from the rest in the South and contact the home of the first laser spine surgery in Louisiana today!