Has anyone had laser spine surgery - either cervical or lumbar? I am new to this site - have had 2 lumbar surgeries in 2 years (DDD) - now having severe cervical problems. All levels but C7 - I can't imagine conventional surgery/multiple fusions on this many levels. Someone suggested ***EDITED*** - I have actually talked to 3 people recommended by a friend of mine (not the institute) that had this non-invasive surgery in Tampa.All 3 had prior conventional surgery elsewhere. They all couldn't believe the difference - amazingly reduced pain level, healing time, etc. They each raved about this place and recommended it highly. I trust these people I talked to. Just wanted to hear from anyone out there that might have been to this place or have found an "endoscopic laser surgery" done anywhere else.
The main problem is the $$$. Not on any "in network" insurance. $30K up front - but some insurance copanies reimburse "out of network." One woman's insurance wouldn't reimburse any of her $30K but she said it was the best $30K she had spend in her life (she is not wealthy)
Thanks,. I am suffering greatly and am anxious to make a decision. I know these surgeries can be life-changing - both good and bad.
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