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Does anyone have any info/feedback on Laser Spine surgery?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,622
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:30 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have a few issues with my neck and after 10 plus years am considering surgery. One of the options I am exploring is Laser Spine Surgey which is supposed to be some what new but revolutionary.
Does anyone have any experience or information with it they can share?
Thanks
Dan
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Comments

  • I did a lot of research on Laser surgery, (we're not allowed to mention who?) My 3 level fusion was a work related injury, so I had to do what "they" told me to do, which was bassically "jump through their hoops for 2 years, and them do absolutely nothing, so the case would be dropped". There's a two year "statute of limitations" on a W/C injury. Well, I blew them out of the water, by going to my "own" insurance company through my hubby's employment after 1 year of W/C doctors not doing anything except ESI's, PT that ended up doing more damage, etc.... After going to MY OWN doctors, I had the 3 level fusion.. ok, I'm off topic here, sorry...

    Back to the "Spinal Institute"... The price ticket on it was $60k, and a brief stay there, and I heard a lot of people say they had to go back in for a repeat, which you have to pay for again. Your personal insurance company will not pay for this, you have to pay for it yourself, and they're are no guarantees.

    Look at it this way,... if the surgery worked as advertised, wouldn't there be a BUNCH of surgeons doing it this way?
  • My research and through info by friends/co-workers whom had it done would relate it to a temporary "fix", meaning it may last you a few months may last you a few years.

    To me the price tag does not constitute it as worthwhile, and I don't forsee insurance ever picking it up.
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