Less Exposure Surgery Education

The LES Society prides itself on its first-rate education for both patients and surgeons. From online resources, to training labs and one-on-one sessions, the LES Society is committed to educating the healthcare community on the numerous clinical benefits provided by LES techniques and technologies.

For Patients

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Intervertebral discs have gel-like core which gives them a soft, shock absorbing characteristic. These intervertebral discs act as cushions between the vertebrae in your spine, absorbing the impact of the body's daily activities. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition of the body caused by deterioration of these intervertebral discs..

Freedom Lumbar Disc Features

Treatment Options

  • Epidural Steroid Injections

    • Helps relieve nerve symptoms causing radiculopathy or sciatica
  • Medial Branch Blocks

    • Helps diagnose and relieve back pain from the facet joints
  • Trigger Point & Joint Injections

    • Helps relieve nerve symptoms at pain source
  • Physical Therapy

  • Laser/Radiofrequency Rhizotomies

    • Relieves back pain from the facet joints
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Microscopic Surgery
  • Foraminotomy
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Interspinous Fixation
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Thoracic Fusion
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Fusion
  • Discograms
  • Fracture Repairs
  • Piriformis Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Removal

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For Surgeons

Less Technique Certification

As forerunners in Less Exposure Surgery, the LES Society is committed to equipping and training surgeons in less invasive, outpatient techniques. The Less Exposure Surgery Technique Certification is available to those interested in being trained in Less Exposure Surgery.

Certification Process