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Endoscopic laser disectomy

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diskectomy with cath: A catheter is inserted through the skin & is guided by fluoroscopy through the foramen into the disk space and suction is used 2 remove the disk. Usua ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
Quicker recovery: The procedure is designed to cause less operative trauma to your back. Smaller holes will heal faster. If your main symptoms are leg pain, numbness ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Minimal: The advantage that it is a minimal surgery and the disadvantage that it has minimal results!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Several surgeons use an endoscope to do the disc removal while many more use a microscope. As long as the surgeon is well trained in the procedure th ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Roth
34 years experience Neurosurgery
No, usually not: There is little difference between endoscopic and microscopic treatments of herniated discs when both are done properly. Many endoscopic disc operatio ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is an option : Surgery is an option for a disc herniation causing primarily leg pain if you have failed 12 weeks of nonop care including: medication, exercise/physic ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Multiple: Most spine surgeries have risks and benefits, most often based upon peer reviewed literature. "laser" spine procedures are promoted to cause less pai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Short: Recovery to full mobility is rather quick less than a week. This is much faster than prior techniques which were more invasive.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the size and location of the disk herniation. Another factor is the surgeon: she or he may be more experienced and skilled with one or t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
May be: If the disc is large enough that you are having weakness and/or constant numbness/pain in your leg(s), a minimally invasive discectomy (microscopic or ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Highfill
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbinate reduction: Several options for shrinking the turbinates, one is the laser, also cautery, radio frequency, coblation and my favorite is the sub mucous resection. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.

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