A GUIDE TO LASER SPINE PROCEDURES

Have you tried everything to relieve your neck or back pain? When conservative treatment fails, laser spine procedures can succeed.

Pain in the neck, shoulders, back – even legs and feet – can all originate in the spine. The pain can be stabbing, jolting or dull. It can strike when you’re sitting, standing or exercising. No matter how it presents itself, it can seriously limit your enjoyment of life.

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Groundbreaking treatment

The Holmium YAG laser is next-level treatment for back and back pain. It targets pain-causing nerves and ablates them quickly and precisely.

Fast recovery

Most procedures take less than an hour. You walk out of the outpatient surgery center. Most patients can resume most normal activities in days or weeks – not months, as inpatient procedures require.

Convenient

Now you don’t need to travel far to get relief. Our physicians can perform laser procedures close to home.

Well-qualified

Physician Partners of America has some of the most experienced laser spine surgeons and board-certified pain management specialists on staff. We have invested in training and technology to make laser procedures available at a PPOA clinic near you.

What conditions can laser procedures treat?

Laser spine procedures performed by board certified physicians ablate the nerves in the spinal region that are the cause of leg, arm, neck and back pain.

Our doctors can treat two of the most common back pain conditions:

Facet disease – These joints on either side of your vertebrae help your back to twist. If they degenerate or are injured, they can push against nerves, causing pain.

Spine arthritis – Wear and tear on the cartilage between spine joints can increase bone friction, pain and stiffness.

What conditions can laser procedures treat?

Laser spine procedures performed by board certified physicians ablate the nerves in the spinal region that are the cause of leg, arm, neck and back pain.

Our doctors can treat two of the most common back pain conditions:

Facet disease – These joints on either side of your vertebrae help your back to twist. If they degenerate or are injured, they can push against nerves, causing pain.

Spine arthritis – Wear and tear on the cartilage between spine joints can increase bone friction, pain and stiffness.

The actual size of the incision is usually no bigger than a grain of rice.

Compare that to 6-8 inches for open back surgery. You walk out of the outpatient procedure room the same day and recover faster.

Laser Spine Procedures

  • Less than 1/4” incision
  • Outpatient- return home same day
  • Return to work and activities in DAYS, not weeks
  • Medicare and insurance accepted

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Less than 1” incision
  • Outpatient- return home same day
  • Return to work and activities in weeks, not months
  • Medicare and insurance accepted

Other Clinics

  • Minimum 6” incision
  • Inpatient – Patient must stay overnight in hospital
  • Return to activities in months
  • Preauthorization by medicare and insurance

A tiny pinpoint of energy can make a big difference to your quality of life. Ask a patient representative about laser spine procedures

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We accept Medicare and most insurance

Laser Spine Procedure – Facet Joint

A Laser Spine Procedure for treating chronic back, neck and leg pain.

Laser Spine Surgery FAQs

Q: Does Laser Spine Surgery Use Lasers?

A: Sometimes. The term “Laser” is meant to convey the precision of the procedures. These minimally invasive techniques directly target the affected area while touching almost nothing else, acting with laser-like accuracy. But some procedures may still utilize lasers, especially on the soft tissues near the spine.

Q: Is There Any Recovery Time?

A: There is some recovery time with laser spine surgery, but it is significantly shorter than traditional surgery. Most of the time you can go back to non-strenuous activity after only 1 or 2 weeks, and resume most strenuous activities after one month. That is far shorter than the sometimes 6 months some patients take to recover. But talk to your surgeon, as each individual may have different recovery times.

Q: How Effective is Laser Spine Surgery?

A: When performed by a skilled pain doctor, it is very effective, on par with open surgery. The techniques that are used continue to advance, with better approaches that continue to offer better outcomes.

Q: Is Laser Back Surgery Covered by Medicare?

A: Yes! For most patients, Medicare covers some or all of your laser spine surgery. However, keep in mind that different plans may offer different payments. If you contact us, we are happy to provide you with a benefits check to ensure that you are covered, or let you know how much it may be out of pocket.

Q: How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate?

A: The best way to find out if you are a candidate for laser spine surgery is to contact us today for a consultation. We can talk to you about the available options – not just for spine surgery, but also for pain management – and see what is causing your pain and what treatment techniques are best for you.

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Physicians who Perform Laser Spine Procedures that are Closest to your Location

Dr. Jorge Fernandez-Silva, pain management, PPOA Merritt Island, FL

JorgeFernandez-Silva, MD

450 East Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 200, Merritt Island FL 32952
distance-locations-pin761.27 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management
Dr. Chad Gorman, physician in Pain management

ChadGorman, MD

4419 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653
distance-locations-pin805.62 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management
Dr. Carissa Stone, MD - Florida pain management physician

CarissaStone, MD

3450 E. Fletcher Ave Tampa, FL 33613
distance-locations-pin809.94 miles
Pain Management
Dr. Jose Medina-Sanchez - PPOA Brandon

JoseMedina-Sanchez, MD

427 S Parsons Ave #112 Brandon, FL 33511, USA
distance-locations-pin816.26 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management
James St. Louis, DO - Laser Spine Surgeon

JamesSt. Louis, DO

4728 N. Habana Ave Suite 202 Tampa , FL 33614
distance-locations-pin816.67 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon
Dr. Jorge Leaf, MD - Tampa Pain management expert

JorgeLeal, MD

4730 N Habana Ave Tampa, FL 33614
distance-locations-pin816.68 miles
Pain Management
Alejandro Tapia MD

AlejandroTapia, MD

10301 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437
distance-locations-pin879.3 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management

DemaceoHoward MD

12222 N. Central Expressway, Suite 150 Dallas, TX 75243
distance-locations-pin1156.16 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management
Luis Nieves MD - Pain Physician in PPOA

LuisNieves, MD

1717 Precinct Line Road, Suite 200B Hurst, TX 76054
distance-locations-pin1180.05 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management
Phillip Kravetz, MD laser spine surgeon Dallas-Fort Worth Texas

PhillipKravetz, MD

1717 Precinct Line Road, Suite 204 Hurst, TX 76054
distance-locations-pin1180.05 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Anthony Clavo offers laser spine in Arlington, TX

AnthonyClavo, MD

400 Arbrook Blvd. Arlington, TX 76014
distance-locations-pin1181.23 miles
Laser Spine Procedures
Pain Management

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