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About laser spine surgery and
minimally invasive spine surgery

Ann Arbor Spine Center physicians from time to time are asked by other physicians and patients about TV ads they see related to “laser spine surgery”. Patients will ask if they are a candidate for laser surgery for back and neck pain.

At this time, we are not a proponent of laser spine surgery as the current application of a laser with spine surgery is merely as a cutting device.

This may change in the future as new technology is developed. But at this point, in our opinion, the use of a laser is intended more as a marketing approach to attract patients to a surgery that is not really different from a traditional spine surgery.

New “minimally invasive spine surgery” approaches used by spine surgeons can now shorten the incision, lessen time in the hospital, and speed the return to activity with a less painful recovery. Ann Arbor Spine Center is already using some minimally invasive approaches during surgery.

In summary, Ann Arbor Spine Center believes there is no clinical benefit to laser spine surgery over minimally invasive spine surgery — at this time. Consequently, our surgeons don’t do laser spine surgery, nor do we use lasers during spine surgery for advertising purposes.

Ann Arbor Spine Center is a huge advocate of new technology where it shows benefit to the patient.

 

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