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What does it mean to have percutaneous thoracic discectomy?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Cool way to operate
Minimally invasive way to remove a portion of a herniated disc in the mid back region.
I found a great website with explanation and quote part below in comments.

In brief: Cool way to operate
Minimally invasive way to remove a portion of a herniated disc in the mid back region.
I found a great website with explanation and quote part below in comments.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
By using local anesthesia and the help of x-rays and arthroscopy (endoscopy) for guidance, the specially designed micro-spinal instruments, a discectome probe and a laser probe are inserted into the herniated disk space. A portion of the offending disk is removed with cutting, laser vaporization, and suction, besides laser shrinkage of the bulging disk, instead of the open traumatic surgery.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Here is websitehttp://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/degenerative-disc/percutaneous-endoscopic-arthroscopic-thoracic
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Look up complication
Please look up thecomplication rate of this procedure.

In brief: Look up complication
Please look up thecomplication rate of this procedure.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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