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can you explain a percutaneous discectomy?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive: Way of removing a disc thru a small skin incision done as an outpatient without general anesthesia using imaging and special tools like doung a joint arthroscopy.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
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