Laser Spinal Surgery


Leading the way in Laser Spinal Surgery

Pioneering expertise

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence in the development of innovative leading-edge diagnosis and treatment solutions for a wide range of spinal conditions, the Spinal Foundation has pioneered Laser Spine Surgery since 1990 in the form of Laser Disc Decompression. Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty and Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression & Foraminoplasty.

A record of success

Constantly pushing out the envelope in order to establish its boundaries, the Spinal Foundation has to date successfully treated over 1,900 patients by Laser Disc Decompression using either KTP532 or Holmium wavelengths for specific indications.

Quantum Leap in Treatment

Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is not just a treatment but a paradigm shift or quantum leap in the management of the degenerate spine. Why? Because it centres on precision diagnosis, postural retraining minimalist targeted treatment of the cause of the pain as guided by the patient.

Pushing the boundaries

Conventional diagnosis is open to errors so the Spinal Foundation has developed Aware State techniques based upon Spinal Probing & Discography where the patient can confirm the site of the pain source and during the procedure prevent the surgeon from inadvertently causing harm to nerves or other spinal structures.

Having established the limits of Percutaneous Manual Discectomy and of Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression, the Spinal Foundation then went on to pioneer the development of Endoscopic Intradiscal Discectomy (EID), Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty (ELF) and subsequently further developed this into Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression & Foraminoplasty (ELDF).

Advanced surgical solutions

Today, thanks in no small part to the renowned surgical expertise and pioneering research & development initiated by The Spinal Foundation, Laser spine surgery has now evolved into a range of versatile and reliable MISS techniques where the laser is combined with other instrumentation; offering surgeons the ability to carry out a broad range of cutting, ablating, fragmenting and coagulating procedures with minimal patient trauma. Development continues at the Spinal Foundation in to stem cell technology and endoscopic robotics to provide remedies of the future.

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