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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.

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.

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 60-89% of patients operated by PLDD

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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Consultant Spinal Anaesthetist

Specialist in Anaesthesia for Spinal Surgery.

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  • medsec@londonspine.com

What our patients say ...

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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The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

Laser Disc Surgery Articles

Impact of infrared laser light-induced ablation at different wavelengths on bovine intervertebral disc ex vivo: evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous laser disc decompression is commonly used to lower high pressure in the nucleus pulposus in degenerative
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The true story of percutaneous laser disc decompression
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Percutaneous laser disc decompression versus microdiscectomy for sciatica: Cost utility analysis alongside a randomized controlled trial
Background Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) for patients with lumbar disc herniation is believed to be cheaper than surgery. However,
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Successful emergency percutaneous laser disc decompression
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Percutaneous laser disc decompression in spinal stenosis
OBJECTIVE: The authors determined whether percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is an effective treatment for spinal stenosis where bulging or
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Techniques of percutaneous laser disc decompression with the Nd:YAG laser
The great importance of correct needle placement with appropriate radiologic monitoring is emphasized. The needle tip must be just past
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