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Surgeon Pioneers Cutting-Edge Laser Back Surgery

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 6:28am

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rezaian has created a method of minimally invasive laser back surgery to treat herniated discs in the spine.

Anyone who has experienced the pain involved with a herniated spinal disc knows that it can be excruciating. Since cartilage discs separate the spinal vertebrae and provide cushioning for the impact involved in daily movement, a herniated disc results in extreme pain that can cause immobility. Herniated discs also tend to push into the nerves surrounding the spine, resulting in pain that spreads throughout the arms and legs. Without spinal surgery, a herniated disc can rupture and cause irreversible paralysis.

Traditional spinal surgery for herniated discs has proven to be an inadequate solution for the ailment. Not only does the traditional back surgery involve deep incisions, risky general anesthesia and a very invasive procedure, it is only effective in relieving back pain for about 70 percent of the people who undergo surgery. The biggest concern is that, for many, pain after spine surgery can be even worse than the pain before the procedure.

Knowing that there was to be a better way to treat herniated discs, Los Angeles orthopaedic and spinal surgeon Dr. Rezaian, of the California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, worked for years to help perfect a laser back surgery technique. His laser surgery technique, known as Universal Endoscopic Laser Discectomy (UED), is 98 percent effective in relieving patients of their back pain. Even more impressive than the success rate, however, is the rapid recovery time and minimally invasive nature of the laser back surgery. Unlike traditional back surgery to remove herniated discs, laser surgery does not leave any scars and allows patients to recover in an abbreviated time frame.

Instead of spending weeks or months out of commission, patients are able to return to work quickly without excruciating back pain or lifelong scarring. The laser back surgery procedure has been successfully performed on people of all ages, from 13 year old teenagers to senior citizens at the ripe age of 93. Since laser back surgery only requires local anesthesia, it is an all-around safer procedure and can be performed on people whose health may not permit undergoing general anesthesia.

For more information, contact The California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic at (310) 289-1991 or visit http://www.laserbacksurgery.com

SOURCE California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic Inc.

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