With the new technology, there are more efforts are made towards reducing the recovery time post-surgery. A pain-free procedure with a very minimal tear in the body. Laser Spine Surgery is one step into that direction. A
Does the idea of stepping out of a surgery center pain-free, with only a small bandage on your back, sound appealing? It’s this image of a quick, easy cure that makes the idea of laser spine surgery so enticing to people with chronic back pain.
But if you are considering back surgery, you should know that while minimally invasive surgery using a laser is effective for some conditions, it isn’t a miracle cure, and it isn’t for everyone.
According to Thomas E. Mroz, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Spine Health, “If you’re considering back surgery, it’s important to understand the differences between traditional, minimally invasive and laser spine surgery. You want to work closely with your physician to understand which option is best for you,” he says.