Based in Beverly Hills, the California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Inc. employs doctors with over 20 years of experience in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating persons with musculoskeletal disorders. The team is led by Dr. Seyed M. Rezaian M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S., F.I.C.S., an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgeries for over 25 years. A common procedure performed by Dr. Rezaian is for disc herniation treatment.
A herniated disc affects the spine usually after excess exertion. It happens because the outer ring of a spinal disc tears and the tender material within spills out. This can be incredibly painful and may not heal on its own. Usually herniated disc treatment involves first trying medications, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and chiropractic manipulation. If those fail, surgical disc herniation treatment is performed.
At California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Inc., the preferred surgical disc herniation treatment is called Universal Endoscopic Laser Discectomy, a procedure developed by Dr. Rezaian. In it, a small incision is made in the back for a camera to be inserted. The feed from the camera guides the doctor's laser in order to remove the soft material that protrudes and causes pain. The lumbar discectomy is a one day, out-patient surgery that is minimally invasive. Most will feel the benefits of the laser back surgery within a few hours. Furthermore, because the incision is small, healing time is reduced; some patients have recovered in less than a month. Complications are rarer, too, due to only local anesthesia being used and because the small incision means there's less chance for other tissues to be affected.
More information can be found at www.laserbacksurgery.com or by calling (877) 397-9616.