Minimally Invasive Surgery


DISC of Louisiana specializes in minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery. It means smaller incisions, smaller risks of complications, less blood loss, and quicker recoveries. Our doctors use the newest technology and imaging to allow our surgeons to see your spine safely, and without a larger incision.

Recover at Home, The Same Day as Your Surgery

Incisions are usually less than one inch! Our surgeons use special surgical tools to access the damaged area of your spine without harming the muscles and tissue around it. When compared to traditional -or- “open” procedures, MIS consistently sees better outcomes. Northshore spine surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, Dr. Justin L. Owen, Dr. Jeremy R. James and Dr. Sean Michael Rider are spine surgeons in Southeast Louisiana with the training, skill, and technology to provide MIS surgery. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advantages to a minimally invasive spine surgery

  • Less Pain
  • Smaller Scars
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Smaller Risk of Infection
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Cutting-Edge Technology
Minimally Invasive Surgery


The surgeons at DISC of Louisiana pride themselves on always using the latest technology and treatments to better our patients’ care. Northshore spine surgeon, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, and Hammond spine surgeon, Dr. Jeremy James, are two of only a handful of doctors around the world trained to use robotics during minimally invasive spine surgery.

DISC of Louisiana uses the Globus ExcelsiusGPS to plan each patient’s surgery based on each person’s anatomy. Medical images are imported into ExcelsiusGPS and the surgeon uses them to determine the size and placement of each implant. ExcelsiusGPS will also guide the surgeon to the specific region of your spine to help place implants accurately. A screen will display the surgical instruments and implants through the entire procedure for your doctor to monitor. Learn more about our robotics-assisted procedures here.