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Old 11-06-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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hi to all, iv been reading your posts for over a year and love all of you... so had to become a member! ok my question is has any one heard of a procedure called percutaneous discectomy probe? im having this done next thursday, my insurance wont cover my lumbar surgery so my pain dr. is trying this out and i dont hear any thing about it on the boards thanks

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to the boards soldierswife44! I had a micro-disctecomy performed on my L4/L5 disc, but unfortunately I've never heard of a procedure called "percutaneous discectomy probe". Hopefully someone else out here has. There sure are a great number of veteran back-pain related sufferrers here. Good luck, and I truly wish I could give you more information.

 
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:30 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply, i have a brochure it also says dekompressor what ever that may be lol. it says they go in with a probe yikes and shave some of the disc away from the nerves being affected..i dont know i just wondered if any one has experienced this procedure im scared! thanks again bigblue.

 
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That sounds like the same definition of the micro-disctectomy which was performed on me. I am by no means a medical professional, and for all I know this is actually the same or similar surgeries! The micro-disctectomy surgery performed on me was intended to remove the portion of my L4/L5 bulging disc (left). The surgery itself in my opinion was no big deal. I actually left he hospital the same day with nothing but the equivalent of a band-aid over the incision. If they are one and the same procedures, try not to worry too much. Best of luck .....

 
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It a procedure to shrink and remove a herniated disc. Using local anesthesia and x-rays for guidance a laser probe is inserted into the herniated disk space, and part of the disk is removed with suction then hit with a laser to shrink the rest of the disc. As I understand it The decompression with a "k" is just the brand name of the instrument or proceedure-like fake crab with a "K"-Krab salad-you know?

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:08 AM   #6
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oh my does that hurt? or is pretty much like getting radiofrequency done? thanks for your help

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:10 AM   #7
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thanks for your input for im having this done tomorrow scared but im strong

 
Old 11-12-2008, 05:13 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=bigblue92;3789847]That sounds like the same definition of the micro-disctectomy which was performed on me. I am by no means a medical professional, and for all I know this is actually the same or similar surgeries! The micro-disctectomy surgery performed on me was intended to remove the portion of my L4/L5 bulging disc (left). The surgery itself in my opinion was no big deal. I actually left he hospital the same day with nothing but the equivalent of a band-aid over the incision. If they are one and the same procedures, try not to worry too much. Best of luck .....[/QUOTE]
thanks bigblue its the 11th hour and i had some great help with my question you all are so nice thanks for all the info soldierswife

 
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