Laser Spine Institute study holds new hope for back pain sufferers

Laser Spine Institute study holds new hope for back pain sufferers

Laser Spine Institute’s Director of Clinical Research, Reginald J. Davis, M.D., FACS, led a team of clinical experts in the evaluation of 500 patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. The two-year study found substantial benefits for those patients when they underwent our outpatient minimally invasive spine surgery with a lumbar laminotomy foraminotomy decompression (LFD) procedure.

“This study indicates that our minimally invasive procedures are an optimal solution for patients in need of relief from back pain,” said Dr. Davis. “Patients who have our outpatient surgery have shown a statistically significant reduction in pain and spend less time in the operating room, allowing them to return to work faster.”

The results of the study — titled Advantages of Minimally Invasive Decompression Through Laminotomy and Foraminotomy — were presented at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum ’16 by Chairman, Department of Surgery, Michael C. Weiss, D.O., FAOAO.

“We are committed to helping patients suffering from neck and back pain achieve a better quality of life, and I was excited to share evidence that our outpatient minimally invasive spine procedures result in improved patient outcomes,” Chairman Weiss said.

Key findings from Laser Spine Institute’s study include:

  • Reduction in postoperative pain
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Faster return to work
  • Shorter surgical time
  • Improved patient outcomes

Relief is in the results, and our team is here to answer any questions you may have about your chronic back pain. To learn more about the benefits of our minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal decompression, contact Laser Spine Institute today.


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