Conditions & Treatments


dr k. samer shamieh and dr jeremy R. James with O-arm Surgical Imaging System

Common Causes of Spinal Pain and Their Treatments

DISC of Louisiana, led by New Orleans spine surgeon K. Samer Shamieh, MD, specializes in minimally invasive surgery for patients with spinal disorders and injuries that cause pain and disrupt everyday, normal activities.

Minimally invasive treatments require dramatically smaller incisions, cause less pain, reduced blood loss, require shorter hospital stays and result  faster recovery. Less pain means less demand for narcotics, and reduced blood loss means fewer transfusions. And, unlike traditional open surgery, rehab is rarely needed after a minimally invasive procedure. All of these, in turn, often reduce the cost of care for patients.

DISC of Louisiana provides state-of-the-art spine care in New Orleans, Metairie, Slidell, Covington, Mandeville, Hammond and Baton Rouge. Besides being conveniently located, patients give Dr. Shamieh and Dr. James the highest satisfaction rankings. Read a few patient testimonials or watch Don Dubuc’s video on how a minimally invasive spine procedure changed his life.

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