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Precious BamaPPrecious Bama Posts: 34
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Has anyone ever talked to Laser Spine Institute, Tampa, Fl.
They just about told me what I was having done was unnecessary and they could do it with minor surgery without cage, etc. I told him my insurance is not good in Florida. Anyone with experience with them.


  • I would like to expose my case about two surgical proposals:

    one is the traditional approach of anterior vertebral corpectomy and fusion of c5 and c7 (c6 vertebral body would be taken out), then using a titanium plate and 4 screws and a piece of bone c5 and c7 will be fused together.

    the other proposal is from the same institution as from which PM is referring to. They say that a conventional surgery like the one described above is not needed and minimally invasive laminotomy and foraminotomy is appropriate for my case.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • :) Precious Bama, go to the old archive threads from SH, probably under chronic pain or Back surgery and run a search on the place. there are some posts about it on the old SH. good luck! Jenny :)
  • i called to find my medicare would only take on part of their fee. so i can't afford the balance. they did call me back.
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