A 33-year-old member asked:
Is spinal laser surgery effective and safe?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Not fully accepted: Laser spine surgery is an attractive option to patients who fear conventional spine surgery. But there is something to say when there are only a few centers in the country that perform this procedure. With any procedure, educate yourself and proceed with caution. Traditional spine surgery has its risks, but what surgical procedure doesn't?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Read below: All surgical procedures have risk and can be relatively safe as well as effective when appropriately indicated and done by surgeons experienced with those specific procedures. Lasers have there own specific set of risks related to the type of light and heat or thermal energy generated which can have significant effects on tissues exposed to that energy.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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