Spine Procedures

The Minimally Invasive Approach

The Spine Center of Louisiana is a leading center for the treatment of spinal disorders, led by Dr. Kevin McCarthy, a board certified and fellowship trained specialist in adult and pediatric spine surgery.

We have listed common spine procedures where you can click for more detailed information on individual procedures, with illustrations and images for some.

iFuse Implant System

The iFuse Implant System is a minimally invasive option for patients suffering from sacroiliac joint disorders, including SI joint disruptions… learn more

Regenerative Medicine Therapy

Persistent inflammation around in your lower back and spine might be preventing you from doing the things you love, like… learn more

Spine Injections

If you’re suffering from back or neck pain, you may have tried anti-inflammatory medications, only to discover they don’t provide… learn more

Laser Spine Surgery

If you’ve been considering disc surgery, it’s time to learn about laser spine surgery from the highly trained doctors at… learn more

Clinical Research

Dr. McCarthy and the Spine Center team are dedicated to the discovery of new ways to diagnose and treat spinal… learn more

Lumbar Procedures

Lumbar surgery refers to any type of surgery in the lumbar spine, or lower back, between one or more of… learn more

Minimally Invasive Fusions

Minimally invasive fusion techniques are used to accomplish the same goals as open fusion surgery but with much smaller incisions,… learn more

Cervical Procedures

Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion This is a common procedure performed when disc or bone fragments are pushing on the spinal… learn more

Scoliosis Procedures

Scoliosis Corrective Surgery This is generally a very complex procedure in which a curved spine is straightened using a variety… learn more

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

The latest advances in spinal surgery mean you can get back to enjoying an active life—with less down time. If… learn more

Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery

The Spine Center now offers Mazor Renaissance robotic spine surgery. Spine Surgeons, Dr. Kevin McCarthy and Dr. Chambliss Harrod, are… learn more

Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion

Lumbar decompression and fusion surgery is commonly performed for patients suffering from lumbar stenosis or narrowing of their spine, which… learn more


Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoporosis & Compression Fractures in Your Spine As the life expectantly of our population increases, we see… learn more

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Complex spinal surgery has several benefits when approached with minimally invasive surgical techniques, particularly in the trained and experienced hands… learn more


If you’ve been experiencing pain from a slipped disc or sciatica, there’s a minimally invasive option to help you feel… learn more


Are you plagued by debilitating back pain and can’t seem to find relief? As leaders in comprehensive pain care, The… learn more

Disc Replacement

You live a busy, active life. Over time, the wear and tear of daily living or even a sudden injury… learn more

Spinal Cord Stimulator

When everything else fails to relieve back pain including surgery, spinal cord stimulation may be an additional option. It’s the… learn more

Spinal Fusion

The spinal column has an incredibly complex range of tasks, from permitting a broad range of body motion to protecting… learn more

Physical Therapy

When your muscles or joints are damaged, inflamed, and painful, you probably don’t want to move, yet exercise — structured… learn more

Laminotomy & Laminectomy

Chronic neck or back pain can prevent you from getting out and enjoying activities you love. Perhaps it’s time to… learn more


Arthritis is the most frequent cause of disability in adults. You can slow down the impact of this progressive disease… learn more

Neck Pain

Your cervical spine, the seven bones in your neck, are small, flexible, and strong, allowing you to hold up your… learn more

Spinal Stenosis

Most back pain stems from overexertion or relatively minor conditions that heal with time. Spinal stenosis, however, may cause nerve… learn more

Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is a common problem, but it can also be disruptive. The Spine Center of Louisiana in Baton… learn more

Pinched Nerve

Also called a pinched nerve, nerve compression is the underlying cause behind such conditions as lower back pain, carpal tunnel… learn more

Degenerative Disc Disease

There are inevitable changes to your body as you age, and the effects of these changes vary between people. This… learn more

Neuropathic Pain

Are you feeling chronic sensations of burning, tingling, freezing, or numbness? Or a stabbing pain that comes out of the… learn more

Spine Pain

Have a few weeks passed and a pain in your back or neck is still troubling you? Although most spine… learn more


Do you have charley horse cramps that just won’t go away or persistent pains in your legs and buttocks? You… learn more

Herniated Disc

The good news about herniated discs is that most cases resolve themselves, but when non-surgical treatment isn’t effective, you’ll want… learn more


Your spine has a natural S-shape when viewed from the side, while from the front it follows a straight line.… learn more