Harrisburg Medical Center completes 6th endoscopic MIS spine procedure — 4 notes

Megan Wood -   Print  |

Harrisburg (Ill.) Medical Center surgeons have performed six endoscopic minimally invasive spine surgeries, according to Harrisburg Register.

Here are four notes.

1. Amit Bhandarkar, MD, of Peoria, Ill.-based Prairie Spine Institute, told Harrisburg Register, that he meets with patients initially in his office. He then schedules the MIS procedure at Harrisburg.

2. Dr. Bhandarkar noted the medical center is fully equipped for endoscopic MIS spine procedures, and performing them at Harrisburg shortens wait times for patients.

3. Endoscopic spine surgery involves a 6 mm incision, through which surgeons insert a radiofrequency ablation probe.

4. Endoscopic MIS spine procedures don't involve cutting muscles, bone or ligaments to access the disc space.

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