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percutaneous disectomy?

salty444ssalty444 Posts: 149
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:41 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone had one of these procedures? It has been offered to me at cross river pain management.
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  • I would check back with the surgeon before doing anything. Sounds kinda like a laproscopic discectomy which might be good. One question I had after reading about this is what happens to the herniated disk material that they are popping? There was a similar treatment I read about a while back where they used ultrasonic to breakup the herniation.

    Personally I would rather have a surgeon do this than a radiologist.
  • I've had 2 of them, but not at the place you mention.
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    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
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  • What was your experience with them paul
  • I am pretty happy!
    It was the least invasive technique I could find.
    The collateral damage done by other versions is almost worse than the original problem.

    They used a small band-aid to close the incision. The small round type band-aid. I kid you not.
    Very cool advancements in medical technology.
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    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
  • That Dr is great...he did my steroid shots
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