Surgery & Herniated Disc

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Dr. Georgiy Brusovanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains how he performs a herniated disc surgery.
He also describes the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. However, he warns all the surgeries have risks, even this one.
With minimally invasive surgery, the doctor expects the pain will go.

Transcript
When a patient hears the word surgery they are panicking because it’s like a big word but there are minimally invasive surgeries for herniated discs right definitely and what are those so let me just give you a way to sort of contra distinct so the classic way you open up the spine strip the muscles off the bone get into the canal by taking a bunch of bone and that obviously causes scarring deep in the canal and muscle injury thereby six months of recovery brace therapy etc the minimally invasive way essentially is a way to do the same operation without causing other injuries so instead of opening up the spine big and wide you make a very small incision and use a cube thereby you avoid cutting muscles you protect the muscles inside the canal the least amount of disruption that you can do the less scarring there will be so all of this describes a way to do surgery where the patient does not suffer the injury from surgery as much now look surgery has risks even minimally invasive surgery but the reality is that if I was to have surgery if I was to send my family for that I would want the most sparing approach and that’s what minimally invasive surgery is all about and the reality is also is after this minimally invasive surgery the results are amazing sometimes people correct me if I’m wrong because I’m no doctor here I play a doctor now Wow they their pain goes away pretty fast yeah that’s my expectation so I expect the patient to wake up and in recovery my ugly face is what they see first and I ask your paper on your handsome face thank you and and and I expect them to say that the pain is gone you
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