A Foraminotomy, traditionally performed in a hospital setting, is normally a fairly invasive procedure that requires the repositioning of tissues and cutting of bone to alleviate pressure on the nerve. The recovery time for a traditional foraminotomy is slow and steady, with patients driving a car and performing light physical activities after 8 weeks and a full recovery within 18 months.
At Deuk Spine Institute, we have developed an advanced Foraminotomy surgery, Deuk Laser Disc Repair, for relieving pressure on nerves in the foramen that is not only minimally invasive, but requires zero bone cutting. In fact, our procedure is so effective that this is an out patient surgery and most of our patients go back to work in less than 3 days! This is a fraction of the recovery time traditional Foraminotomy patients experience.
Contact Deuk Spine Institute or call today, 1-800-FIX-MY-BACK, and learn why patients needing a foraminotomy travel from across the US to be treated by Dr. Deuk and his expert team.
What is a Foraminotomy?
In traditional spine surgery settings, a Foraminotomy is a major open back surgery meant to treat foraminal narrowing which requires an incision the length of the desired operable area in order to access each vertebral level experiencing compression of the nerves. These nerves that run through the foramen become compressed when a disc bulges into the foraminal cavity or bone spurs narrow the passageway, resulting in neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness and pain. To relieve these symptoms, doctors often perform a Foraminotomy to remove pressure from the nerve in a narrowed foramen.
Often, patients visiting other spine surgery centers will undergo this procedure to relieve foraminal stenosis, but the required repositioning of tissues and cutting of bone to access the interior of the foramen is unnecessary and harmful.
Deuk Spine Institute’s Laser Formaminotomy is Different
This is where Deuk Spine Institute has found a solution. Ultimately, access to the material pinching the nerve, whether it be a herniated disc or bone spur causing spinal stenosis, is already possible without all of the collateral damage, so why do other doctors still perform the procedure this way? Short answer is that they cannot do what we are able to do with a laser.
At Deuk Spine Institute, a Foraminotomy means zero bone cutting and the shortest available recovery time. By creating a small incision, between 4mm-7mm, we are able to insert an endoscope into the spine and target the cause of inflammation and blockage in the foramen. Using a specially designed laser, we then use pulses of energy to remove disc herniations or bone spurs releasing the pressure on the previously pinched nerve. Using this method, we are able to allow our patients to heal naturally from their surgery with minimal collateral damage and maximum speed of recovery.
How Long is Foraminotomy Recovery?
Patient recovery from a traditional foraminotomy can vary, but often drive a car and performing light activities occurs within 8 weeks and full recovery in about 18 months.
With minimally invasive laser spine surgery at Deuk Spine Institute, we are able to get our patients back to their lives the same day as the procedure. In fact, most of our patients go back to work in less than 3 days.
What is even better is Deuk Spine’s limited risk of complication. Most other spine surgery centers have an average risk of complication ranging anywhere from 5-20%. Deuk Spine patients who undergo our minimally invasive Deuk Laser Disc Repair find relief in knowing that we have a less than .5% complication rate. That means for every 100 people going to another surgeon, somewhere between 5 and 20 of them experience some form of complication. Whereas at Deuk Spine, not even one person in 100 is at risk for complication.
If your Doctor or Neurosurgeon says you need a Foraminotomy, there is no better choice than Deuk Spine Institute.
- World Class Surgery Facility with 0% Infection Rate
- Fast Foraminotomy Recovery Times – Some Return to Work in 3 Days
- Low Surgery Complication Rate
- 95% Pain Resolution Success Rate
- Zero Bone Cutting
- No Hospital Stay
Contact Deuk Spine Institute or call today, 1-800-FIX-MY-BACK, and learn about our advanced foraminotomy surgery.