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Sponsored chat: Understanding minimally invasive spine surgery

On July 26 at noon Eastern time, Michael Perry, M.D. answered questions about endoscopic back surgery in this chat sponsored by Laser Spine Institute.

Sponsored chat: Understanding minimally invasive spine surgery


This chat was paid for by Laser Spine Institute.

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population suffers from neck or back pain, and this often results in missed work and activities with family and friends. In the past, patients have had to learn to live with chronic pain, or at a most drastic solution, consider open back or neck surgery. But endoscopic (minimally invasive) spine surgery expands the healthcare options for patients with spine conditions. 

In this online chat on July 26, 2012, Michael Perry, M.D., medical director of Laser Spine Institute, answered audience questions about minimally invasive spine surgery and Laser Spine Institute’s patient-centric approach to healthcare. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 25,000 patients achieve relief from chronic pain and more than 93 percent of patients report satisfaction. Originally from Cambridge, Mass., Dr. Perry received his Bachelor’s from the University of South Florida, and his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Hartford, CT.

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This chat was sponsored by Laser Spine Institute

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