It is understandable that many people may seem hesitant about electing back surgery. They may have heard stories of failed back surgery, or simply have an aversion to surgery in general. Luckily, Seyed M. Rezaian, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S., F.I.C.S., the medical director of the California Orthopedic Medical Clinic, Inc., practices a minimally invasive laser back surgery technique that has should fantastic results for patients experiencing back pain. The procedure, known as the Universal Endoscopic Discectomy, uses a tiny incision to endoscopically examine and remove the damaged portion of the herniated disk that is causing the patient pain.
Bing minimally invasive, this procedure not only gives patients a quicker recover, but it makes it so they are far less likely to experience negative complications as a result of the surgery. Especially with back surgery, surgeons must be extremely careful to assure that the lowest possible impact is made in the area and tissues surrounding the surgical site. Because this procedure involves a very small incision and very compact tools, this impact is naturally minimized, allowing patients to get back on their feet much more quickly than they would with traditional back surgery.
In fact, Dr. Rezaian’s method was developed specifically because he was unhappy with the risks that patients had to undergo to have traditional, open back surgery. Now, Universal Endoscopic Discectomy exists as a proven method that has shown positive results as a spinal stenosis treatment, but also as a way to treat herniated disks. With countless satisfied patients, these are results that truly cannot be ignored.