Premier Spine Institute
Bonaventure Ngu, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon located in The Woodlands, TX & Humble, TX
When conventional treatments fail, and your back pain persists, you may need spine surgery. Dr. Bonaventure Ngu, director of Premier Spine Institute in The Woodlands, and Humble, Texas, offers laser spine surgery that minimizes trauma and speeds recovery. To learn more about how the healing power of laser energy can alleviate your back and neck pain through minimally invasive surgery, contact Premier Spine Institute by phone or the handy online form.
Laser Spine Surgery Q&A
What is laser spine surgery?
Laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive approach to alleviating neck and back pain using small incisions that minimize trauma to healthy tissues.
The energy from the laser can relieve painful or pinched nerves caused by arthritis and other conditions. Dr. Ngu also uses laser energy to tighten and repair herniated discs and stimulate the growth of new, healthy cells.
What are the advantages of laser spine surgery?
One of the main advantages of laser spine surgery is that it often can be performed on an outpatient basis, so you spend less time in the hospital than you would with traditional surgery.
Laser spine surgery also utilizes much smaller incisions than traditional open surgery or even minimally invasive robotic surgery. Smaller incisions mean less blood loss and less trauma to your body. Your healthy tissues are preserved, your recovery time is lessened, and your scars are smaller.
What conditions can laser spine surgery treat?
Minimally invasive laser spine surgery can alleviate many forms of back and neck pain that don’t respond to conventional treatments. Some common conditions that are treatable with this technique include:
- Aging or degenerative vertebral disc
- Herniated disc
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal cord tumors
How do I know if I can benefit from laser spine surgery?
When you consult with Dr. Ngu about your back or neck pain, he evaluates and diagnoses your pain based on your medical history, a comprehensive physical examination, and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.
Whenever possible, Dr. Ngu begins with the least invasive treatments, including physical therapy and epidural injections.
Dr. Ngu only recommends laser spine surgery if you don’t respond to other treatments or if it’s the best way to relieve pain and restore mobility. Dr. Ngu explains the steps of your procedure ahead of time so you can make an informed decision about your spinal health.
Don’t give up on finding relief from neck and back pain. Contact Dr. Ngu at Premier Spine Institute to find out if you would benefit from laser spine surgery or other minimally invasive spinal surgeries. Call his helpful staff or book your consultation online.