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What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine.
They can then perform surgery in a minimally invasive way to remove a herniated disk in your back.

In brief: A few variations

Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine.
They can then perform surgery in a minimally invasive way to remove a herniated disk in your back.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
The MILD procedure is a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression. It is a procedure developed by a company called Vertos. It does NOT remove disc herniations, but releases the lamina and ligamentum flavum in cases of central spinal stenosis. There are minimal invasive discectomies commonly performed, but are not called MILD procedures.
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