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what is endoscopic spine surgery

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: Cervical stenosis cannot be treated by endoscopic surgery. The stenosis that you are referring to is a narrowing of the foramina where the nerve roots ... Read More
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
An Orthopaedic Spine: Surgeons that is well trained could perform an endoscopic posterior cervical endoscopic surgical procedure to decompress your cervical spine. But you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It usually as if you: Never had surgery because you barely did! basically, it is the same day.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 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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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Less invasive: Pro: less invasive (small incision, less tissue disturbance), maybe faster recovery (hard to prove) con: more x-ray exposure, fewer surgeons competent ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: There will be pain from the surgery itself. Depending on the extent of the procedure this pain can last for days to a few months. Spine pain is not ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine surgery: A broad term to describe various procedures utilized to treat most commonly arthritic conditions of the spine but also conditions due to trauma, tumo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: It depends a lot on what surgery you have and how badly you want to jump. The problem is in landing can cause a lot of impact on the spine. If you h ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Once you are pain free from your spinal surgery
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Nothing new about it: The use of lasers for spine surgery have been around for years. These devices are used mainly to burn and destroy tissue or nerves in attempts to man ... Read More
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