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How much it will hurt to have a percutaneous discectomy?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Varies

Most patients who undergo a percutaneous discectomy do not report much discomfort.
Be aware that most surgeons do not advocate these procedures due to consistent reproducable results. Make sure your doctor has hospital, not just ambulatory, privileges to perform these procedures and is qualified to take care of any complications.

In brief: Varies

Most patients who undergo a percutaneous discectomy do not report much discomfort.
Be aware that most surgeons do not advocate these procedures due to consistent reproducable results. Make sure your doctor has hospital, not just ambulatory, privileges to perform these procedures and is qualified to take care of any complications.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
I agree with Dr. Hyde's answer. The same precaution is true for "lasers" used in disc herniation surgery. A traditional minimally invasive microdiscectomy procedure has much better reproducible outcomes in reducing pain radiating into the extremities.
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