I've been told I need surgery on my L5/S1 herniated disc and am looking at the different surgery options available. I found minimally invasive laser surgery and minimally invasive surgery that does not necesarily use a laser, both sound very appealing as they claim that there is no bone or joint removal, nor any bleeding or scaring as they go in through a 5mm whole in your back.
However, there is a place in Florida and a place in Texas that have 19 malpraxis suits, so I am really scared of getting surgery at their offices.
There is a different place in LA with a Dr. with 30+ years of experience, no malpraxis, and they don't necesarily use a laser. I would love to give names just to make this easier but I see it's forbidden.
I tried to find more info on these "truly" minimally invasive surgeries, but all I find is what these same doctors have to say about their "unique" Non-Traumatic Discectomy procedures and their patient testimonials in their own websites.
Does anybody know anything else about these surgeries, where to find other doctor's reviews on them, has undergone one, or knows someone that has?