Does health insurance cover Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Most commercial insurance plans will cover Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Our team is happy to check your insurance benefits for you as a complimentary service to you. Our team has advanced knowledge and years of experience with negotiating with your insurance company on your behalf. Find out your benefit options today!

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LASER Spine Surgery? You're in the right place!

At Minimally Invasive Spine we are confident in our ability to help each patient and many patient have questions and are interested in LASER Spine Surgery.   We believe you deserve a glimpse of the care we offer and how proficient, trust-worthy, and impressive Dr. T and our team of Specialists are.

More importantly, Minimally Invasive Spine and Dr. T values honesty and transparency. It is your spine, it’s our reputation. Both we want to keep perfectly intact!

One meeting with Dr. T and Minimally Invasive and you understand why we are esteemed in the leading future of Spine Surgery and how important your pain relief is!

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Let’s Talk About Laser Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Dr. Issada Thongtrangan “Dr. T”, is a Fellow Trained Spine Surgeon. Dr. T is happy to discuss the possibilities of Laser-Assisted Spine Surgery(LASS) as well as Minimally Invasive/Endoscopic Spine Surgeries techniques that are the latest advancements in the spine surgical world.

What is Laser Assisted Spine Surgery?

Laser Assisted Spine Surgery (LASS) is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of a laser to remove tissue with heat rather that with traditional instruments, without injuring surrounding soft tissue. As with other modern minimally invasive procedures, it can result in less scarring.

Dr. T’s expertise in minimally invasive procedures and laser spine surgery, coupled with his advanced training and experience, will help guide you in choosing the best option for you.

Because patient safety and the best possible outcomes are extremely important, Dr. T takes advanced measures and precautions for each spine surgery patient.

Why Laser Assisted Spine Surgery “LASS”?

Because surgical technique, patient safety and satisfaction, and great outcomes are extremely important, Dr. T takes advanced measures and precautions for each spine surgery patient.

  1. Performed by a Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

  2. Identify target area and visualize with Spinal Endoscope/Microscope

  3. Monitoring of the spinal cord and nerves with Intra-Operative Neuro-monitoring

  4. Adjustable LASER Energy to customized surgery options.

  5. Tiny Incision/Scar for less post-operative pain and quicker recovery.

Has your back or spine started to ache over time? Or did your pain begin suddenly without notice?
Has an injury or accident left you suffering with aging and pain?

What conditions or symptoms are you suffering from?

  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Cervical Radiucolopathy – Neck and Arm Pain
  • Myelomalacia
  • Sciatica – Back and Leg Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Pain
  • Foot Drop or Loss of Strength and Function
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Back and Leg Pain)

Common questions about Laser Assisted Spine Surgery

Here are answers to some of the more common questions we have asked. If you have additional questions that relate to your condition, our team will see you in the office for a free initial consultation or MRI review.  We will be able to answer all of your questions with an added personal touch, applying them directly to your specific problem areas and source of pain.

  • Anterior cervical fusions(ACDF)
  • Artificial cervical disc surgery (arthroplasty)
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminoforaminotomy
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminectomy
  • Endoscopic assisted or MIS Lumbar fusions and decompressions
  • MIS Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Our spine specialists are skilled in these specific procedures and would be happy to discuss the benefits with you. Contact us or call our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator today!

Yes! This is becoming the growing trend in healthcare and popular among patients seeking Laser Spine Surgery. We perform our surgeries at Modern Ambulatory Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art surgery center that offer concierge patient care and a welcoming experience to all our patients.

Sadly, not always. Some laser spine surgery groups allow doctors who are not Fellowship-trained in spine surgery to perform laser spine surgery. The problem with that is, while those doctors understand how to perform the surgery itself, they don’t always understand the condition of your spine, or the spine in general – and if something goes wrong they may not be able to fix it.

Highly likely. Our approach is customized to each individual patients and their situations. We don’t believe in “One size fits all” approach. Laser spine surgery can be successful because we use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize, then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves. These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

Yes, there are risks associated with laser spine surgery like any other surgeries/procedures. With the new laser technology, the energy of the laser can be adjusted so that it safe to use during spine surgery. In addition to using the real time Intra-operative X-rays, we routinely use either Microscope or Endoscope to identify the target. Intra-operative neuro-monitoring is also used during your surgery. In my opinion, laser spine surgery can be successful because I use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize and then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves. These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

Pain Screening Quiz

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Minimally Invasive Spine AZ will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

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At Minimally Invasive Spine AZ our Laser Spine Surgery is conducted by our specialists using a versatile mid-power laser from VersaPulse. This machine is capable of handling a wide range of applications requiring precise cutting and controlled ablation.

Dr. T and team utilize the laser to assist in most lumbar surgical procedures bringing precision and skill to the next level. Depending on each patients’ condition and injury, all efforts to combine the laser for spine surgery while providing the best possible outcomes will be determined by our surgeon. We are confidence we have the best treatments and answers for our patients.

If you have any further questions about the VersaPulse and how we use this machine in our laser spine surgery procedures, please contact us at 602-265-4816

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What are the leading edge Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgeries we offer?

  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Microdiscectomy (Read More)
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Rhizotomy (Read More)
  • Minimally Invasive EndoLif (Read More)
  • Miimally Invasive TLIF (Read More)
  • Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement (Read More)

You will receive a personal one-on-one conversation with our concierge Doctor or concierge patient coordinator about the pain and symptoms you are currently experiencing and discover how we can be the perfect fit to help restore your lifestyle.

Meeting the concierge team is the next step in discovering the best Minimally Invasive and Laser Spine Surgery options. A detailed physical exam will be provided to identify exactly ‘where’ your pain is being generated from. You will have quality time to tell our Dr. T. the nature of your pain, when it started and reason for onset, what you have been doing to help treat it.

Your entire care is ‘backed’ by our Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon, Dr. T. and his team of highly trained Pain Specialists. We are ready to take amazing care of you from the type of surgery needed, to the expected recovery time. All your questions will be answered and addressed.

Our concierge financial and benefits team is committed to the ‘NO SURPRISES’ rule! We have 25 years of experience and know what questions to ask and how to collect accurate information. This is a service to each patient and our goal is to save you as much money as possible and provide the care you deserve for what your insurance is obligated to cover.

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What You’ll Get with Minimally Invasive Spine and Dr. T.

By contacting Minimally Invasive Spine, you’ll receive:

  • Detailed Physical Exam for Spine Surgery and Treatments
  • Professional Assessment physical condition by our Dr. T.  and his team of Specialists
  • Recommendation for Diagnostic Testing to confirm pain generators and injuries
  • Customized treatment and surgical recommendations
  • ONE-ON-ONE educational time with Dr. T. to answer questions and together discuss your options. We encourage you to bring a family member.
  • Convenient On-site Out-Patient Surgery Center for all Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine surgeries under the supervision of Dr. T at Minimally Invasive Spine. Easy scheduling and no wait times.
  • A personal account representative will be assigned to you for any insurance questions. Complete financial overview will be given to show you the savings we can offer and what your out-of-pocket costs will be. Be strongly believe in ‘NO SURPRISES’ and bills after your surgery.
  • Comfortable and caring staff to support you through your surgery and recovery in our new out-patient surgery center.

And What’s beyond this that you should know?

Most Commercial Insurances Accepted

Flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans

Same Day Appointments Available

During Dr. Thongtrangan’s fellowship at the world-renowned Stanford University Medical Center, he gained experience in complex spinal reconstruction, scoliosis, tumor and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Orthopedic Spine at the prestigious Texas Back Institute where he had an opportunity to focus on minimally invasive techniques and artificial disc replacement.

He’s also fellowship-trained in Adult Reconstruction at University of Minnesota where he mastered his surgical skills in hip and knee replacement and was fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Trauma at the Medical College of Virginia. As a resident at the esteemed Medical College of Virginia, he was given the ‘Best Resident Award’ based on his excellent patient care, surgical and teaching skills.

During his free time, Dr. T. loves watching and playing soccer, reading and cooking Thai food. He also loves traveling and learning about new cultures. He has a plan to perform mission work in Asia and South-East Asia.

But What Makes Minimally Invasive Spine the Best?

Our genuine compassion and care for our patients and experienced skill level.

You’re Unique! Your surgical recommendation should be unique to you too.
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Why Dr. Thongtrangan and Minimally Invasive Spine?

Dr. Isaada Thongtrangan, MD (also known as Dr. “T”) has achieved the highest level of training in neck and back surgery completing fellowships in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

  • Orthopedics Residency: Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship trained Neurosurgical Spine Surgery: Stanford University Medical Center
  • Fellowship trained Orthopedics Spine Surgery: Texas Back Institute
  • Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship trained in Orthopedics Trauma: Medical College of Virginia

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Experienced and Honest Spine Surgeon

Modern Spine Medicine not only treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively.

Not only do we treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively, we work with your health insurance company to negotiate and properly treat bill so that we can save you money and out-of-pocket costs.

From Specialists who are:
  • Experienced in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Offer Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Personable and Kind
  • High-integrity
Stand tall and smile with a minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment that is:
  • Effective
  • Cutting Edge
  • Covered by Most Health Insurance
  • Customize to each Patient

Thank you for choosing us to help you begin your new life!