Minimally Invasive |
300 Exempla Circle
Lafayette, CO 80026
Ph: (303) 539-2533
Darla Drane, RN
|The CO2 (carbon dioxide gas) laser technology with the Omni Guide® Beam Path was developed at MIT. Laser surgery uses a no-touch, precision beam instrument – the BeamPath flexible CO2 laser scalpel. Of all the surgical lasers in the market today, CO2 lasers result in the least amount of damage to healthy tissues.
Read the Denver Daily News article, featuring a patient of Dr. Alan Villavicencio, about how this new technology is changing surgery and recovery.
The laser gives the surgeon pin-point precision because it cuts tissue using an intense, concentrated beam of light that vaporizes the tissue by evaporating water inside the cells. In addition, the laser leaves no bone fragments that can sometimes happen with other surgeries.
Some of the benefits include:
Two of the most common procedures for which it is used are:
Discectomy – removal of the disk that is ruptured or herniated.
The following case study is of an actual patient with the superior results of her surgery included. Please click on the link to view the report. "Laser Case Study"
If you would like more information about the procedure, please contact Boulder Neurological Associates at 303-998-0004.
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.