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What are the advantages and disadvantages of endoscopic laser spine procedure?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Minimal

The advantage that it is a minimal surgery and the disadvantage that it has minimal results!

In brief: Minimal

The advantage that it is a minimal surgery and the disadvantage that it has minimal results!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
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In brief: Quicker recovery

The procedure is designed to cause less operative trauma to your back.
Smaller holes will heal faster. If your main symptoms are leg pain, numbness or weakness and your MRI shows a disc or bony impingement of the nerve that goes to that part of your leg, then you have a reasonable chance of decreasing you leg symptoms. Results re back pain getting better are much less.

In brief: Quicker recovery

The procedure is designed to cause less operative trauma to your back.
Smaller holes will heal faster. If your main symptoms are leg pain, numbness or weakness and your MRI shows a disc or bony impingement of the nerve that goes to that part of your leg, then you have a reasonable chance of decreasing you leg symptoms. Results re back pain getting better are much less.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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