In less recent times, back surgery had damaging and dangerous effects, and resulted in the short term discomfort of recovering patients. Using cutting edge technology and great precision the lazer scalpel will correct herniated discs, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging discs, scar tissues and a broad range of other backbone conditions. With the precise and powerful beam of a 2.1 Holmium YAG lazer, considered the most reliable orthopedic scalpel, a surgeon will alleviate pain in just a few hours.
Back pain is quite common in the general population, counting over six million new patients yearly. The effects of pain will present themselves as acute, sub acute or chronic. Most individual suffering from chronic pain will undergo surgery. Even though back pain does not seem dangerous, it affects most adults and is the number one reason for a doctor’s visit. Human Resources departments know this very well, as back pain is the primary reason for sick leave days and lowered productivity
The actual cost of the operation is significantly lower by 70-80% compared to traditional methods, but being less common it is not generally covered by insurance providers. Given the benefits, most patients will choose this form of surgery. It eliminates the need for large incisions, muscle stripping and long anesthesia sessions. Pain relief occurs in just a few days, and the patient satisfaction is usually high. The procedure poses less risk than previous methods and complications have a lower rate of occurrence, making it superior in more than one way to old surgical methods.
Cutting away broken, malformed or damaged tissue, the lazer is positioned through a long needle, directly into the desired area. A surgeon will use microscopy to guide and inspect the lazer. On activation the lazer will effectively vaporize or at least burn tissue from the surrounding area. Common procedures converted to lazer back surgery include foraminotomy, laminotomy, facet thermal ablation, microdisectomy, spinal fusion and even repair procedures for failed back open surgery.
Hopefully more patients will enjoy the high-tech benefits of shedding their years of pain in just a few minutes through lazer back surgery.