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Is laser spine surgery effective and safe?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Safe not effective

Laser spine surgery simply means removing disc with a laser rather than manually.
It is typically performed percutaneously. Although there are reported benefits, in order to state that it is effective, those benefits have to beat the placebo effect which is considerable. Most of the laser surgeries done are for disc bulge which doesn't need surgery in the first place.

In brief: Safe not effective

Laser spine surgery simply means removing disc with a laser rather than manually.
It is typically performed percutaneously. Although there are reported benefits, in order to state that it is effective, those benefits have to beat the placebo effect which is considerable. Most of the laser surgeries done are for disc bulge which doesn't need surgery in the first place.
Dr. Patrick Roth
Dr. Patrick Roth
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and yes

When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.

In brief: Yes and yes

When indicated and on the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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