Recover at Home, The Same Day as Your 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 safely visualize the anatomy of the spine without a larger incision.

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, invasive or “open” procedures, MIS is consistently generating the highest percentage of positive outcomes. Northshore spine surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh, MD and Dr. Jeremy R. James, MD are the only spine surgeons in Southeast Louisiana with the training, skill, and technology to provide MIS surgery. 

  • Advantages to a minimally invasive approach
  • Less Pain
  • Less Scarring
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Smaller Risk of Infection
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Cutting-Edge Technology

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Total Disc Replacement



Cervical Posterior Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Direct Lumbar Interbody Fusions (DLIF)

Posterior Foraminotomy


What About Robotics?

The surgeons at DISC of Louisiana pride themselves on always utilizing the latest, cutting-edge technology and procedures to improve surgical accuracy and enhance 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 procedures.

DISC of Louisiana uses the Globus ExcelsiusGPS to plan each patient’s surgery based on the specific anatomy of each person. 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.