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A 40-year-old member asked:

Could laser spinal surgery really work?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Laser spinal surgery: A laser is a tool that is used in number of various surgeries. There are no surgeries in the spine that are done solely with the laser, it remains just a tool that a surgeon can use if warranted.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes. But remember that the laser is simply a tool used in surgery and not the surgery itself. In the properly selected patient who has failed no operative care, spinal surgery can be highly successful.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if laser spinal surgery really works?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Potentially: Laser is simply a tool used to do spinal surgery, it does not describe the procedure done itself. Like many areas in surgery, the key to successful treatment is selecting the best alternative for the individual patients problem. Consider being seen.
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What is involved in laser spinal surgery?

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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Using a laser: Still unproven for success.

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