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Laser surgery for spondylolthesis

I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis,disk herniation and spinal stenosis. I have been in contact with a back surgeon and laser spine institute. I like the idea of smaller incisions with the laser. Just looking for someone who had a like diagnosis and if they went with laser surgery and what their thoughts on it. Would you do it again? Thanks


  • If you do a search on LSI, you will find many, many threads regarding their claims and negative outcomes.......Laser surgery can not correct a spondylolysthesis, which is a slippage of one vertebra over another....They are also notorious for only addressing one issue at a time, so you don't get all of the issues corrected at once, but are told to return for a "reduced /discounted price" for a second or what would be a third procedure in your case.......coupled by the fact that most insurances won't pay for laser surgery, it is considered experimental.....the laser burns the annulus of the disc, so further problems can be created by the heat, if you have other issues at that level.
    While we all understand wanting to be fixed and get on with our lives, you really need to do some intense research into claims made by marketing before jumping into anything....
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