Can Stabilization Surgery Treat Spinal Stenosis?

Stabilization Surgery

Doctors commonly recommend spinal stabilization surgery to patients with severe spinal stenosis. The purpose of this surgery is to remove the damaged part of the spine that is causing the spinal canal to narrow, then stabilize the spine using an implant and/or bone graft. 

At BEST Health System, we offer minimally invasive spine surgeries that are a safer and more effective alternative to traditional open-back procedures. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgery has a lower complication risk and shorter recovery time than traditional open-back fusion. If you are recommended for fusion surgery to treat your spinal stenosis, you’ll want to research our minimally invasive stabilization surgery and make the decision that will bring you the best results.

Types of Minimally Invasive Stabilization Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Two of the most commonly used minimally invasive stabilization procedures for spinal stenosis are transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and anterior cervical discectomy fusion. All of our minimally invasive surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures at one of our world-class surgery centers across Ohio. 

During a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision in the neck or back. Through this small incision, the surgeon will move aside any surrounding muscles and soft tissues to access the spine. Once the spine is accessed, the surgeon will remove the portion of the spine that is compressing the nerve root in the spinal cord. An implant will immediately be placed in the now-free space to stabilize the spine and help prevent future spinal stenosis. In some cases, minimally invasive stabilization surgery is performed in conjunction with a minimally invasive decompression surgery, which focuses on decompressing the nerve in the spinal cord that is causing pain.

Surgical Outcomes with BEST Health System

BEST Health System is dedicated to providing patients with premium spine care. Our surgeons have helped thousands of patients find relief, and are constantly learning new surgical advances. If you are suffering from chronic back pain, start your journey toward recovery today. Contact BEST Health System to learn more.