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Can you tell me for back surgery, is a discectomy or disk-replacement surgery better?

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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Case by case

Each case is different . Individual evaluation is critical

In brief: Case by case

Each case is different . Individual evaluation is critical
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Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Although there may be some overlap, the indications are different.
Discectomy for a herniated disc is indicated significantly more than disc replacement. Factors such as the presence of facet joint disease may make disc replacement not appropriate. Perspective on effectiveness may continue to evolve , so it is best to consult with an unbiased expert.

In brief: Depends

Although there may be some overlap, the indications are different.
Discectomy for a herniated disc is indicated significantly more than disc replacement. Factors such as the presence of facet joint disease may make disc replacement not appropriate. Perspective on effectiveness may continue to evolve , so it is best to consult with an unbiased expert.
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