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Laser Disc Surgery

Laser Spinal Disc Surgery Experts

Lasers have been used in surgery for many years with varying degrees of success. At the London Spine Unit, we use the latest development in medical laser technology, where a focal concentration of laser energy to target and vaporise protruding or bulging disc material without any danger of damaging surrounding vital structures like nerves or blood vessels.

The laser can be transmitted through thin, flexible capillary optical fibre, which means we can thread the laser probe through a needle into the spine under X-ray guidance. As such laser discectomy can be performed under supervised sedation as a day case; without the risks of general anaesthesia.

There are a variety of lasers that are used in surgery. For spinal surgery it is important that the laser device is validated and delivers the exact amount of energy to shrink the disc. At the London Spine Unit we use the most advanced laser technology known as Neo Laser. 

 

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression PLDD (Laser Spine Surgery)

Unlike conventional open discectomy, the pinpoint accuracy also means only the offending disc fragment is vaporised by the laser, leaving the surrounding healthy disc tissue unharmed.

This is especially useful in the neck where often the only surgical option is to remove the whole disc, necessitating the use of an artificial disc substitute.

At The London Spine Unit, we have performed hundreds of Laser Disc Surgeries. Our experts specialise in this technique and will let you know if your case is suitable for this technique.

In the lumbar region pain reduction has been observed in 70% of patients operated by PLDD.

We also undertake Laser disc surgery for cervical spine disc herniations. The procedure is performed under sedation as day case. All our procedures are performed in our state of the art hospital facilities at The Harley Street Hospital19 Harley Street, London, UK.

Specialist Doctors

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Medical Director of The Spine Unit

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Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Spinal Surgery and previously worked as a consultant in Norway

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Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Specialist in Neurological disorders affecting the spine. Treats spinal cord problems.
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Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in  Spinal Surgery

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  • medsec@londonspine.com
Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Spinal Deformity Surgery.

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  • medsec@londonspine.com
Consultant Spinal Anaesthetist

Specialist in Anaesthesia for Spinal Surgery.

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  • medsec@londonspine.com

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Laser Section

Treatments

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

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Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

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