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laser cervical discectomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am looking for info concerning EDITED both negative and positive. I need a discectomy for c4-5 and I would prefer to have a laser surgery instead of a fusion. Looking for insight from previous patients.

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  • Although your post was edited, I assume you are asking about the laser treatments offered at a couple different "institutes" in florida. I also looked into them before my fusion and my advice is...run away! I discovered several lawsuits and complaints against them with the state of FL and the "doctors" that do the procedures aren't even MD's. Research at legitimate medical facilities (Harvard, etc.) showed that the laser treatments can be used to treat some disc problems but are not a substitute for a fusion.

    Also, insurance companies will not cover expenses incurred at these "institutes". You will be asked for $20,000 - $30,000 up front when you walk in the door!

    If you are looking for an alternative to fusion, I would look at an artificial disc replacement procedure, not the laser treatment.

    Good Luck
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