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    EDUARDO ORDONEZ

    Posted September 8, 2014, 10:50 pm

    I like the surgical procedure I am working doing cervical spine nucleoplasty wih radiofrequency for cervical bulging disc and it really works but i wish i could learn how to do it through endoscopy if you know how i can apply for a course let me so i would be able to make an application
    Sincerely
    Eduardo Ordonez MD
    Neurosurgeon from Ecuador

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    Ara Deukmedjian

    Posted September 9, 2014, 1:10 am

    Eduardo,

    I would be happy to discuss with you. Can you visit our center? Please email me. deukmedjian@gmail.com

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    Charles W Walsh

    Posted November 10, 2014, 8:34 pm

    Exceptionally well done video presentation. I hope to become your patient. If the results were only 50 % reduction in pain and a doubling of functionality I would cry tears of joy and say a prayer for you every day of my life. In fact I will do the prayer thing anyway beginning today….
    Though a layman I was able to grasp the significance of this procedure. I was also able to follow the anatomy adventure through the endoscope and the A/P to Lateral Fluoro because of my career years as a “Biomed” and your narration, thank you.. I would desperately like to go back to work and this procedure, I hope, would allow for that. The mere fact that the disc ‘heals’ post-op is incredible, though I suspect the healing, like much healing, does not mean 100% rejuvenation I have to agree that inflamnation is the culprit. I have waited for years for multi-level TDR as otherwise I am likely a 3 level 360° ACDF ( Though the posterior work may or may not be necessary) according to the best NS in my area. That is not what I want; to be nearly completely immobile from C2 to C7 with a C3-4-5-6. I have seen and been under the ‘care’ of many surgeons and pain groups for nearly a decade. I have done my utmost to function at a conservative level of ‘pain meds’ rest and therapy so as to not scare my doctor away, yet enough meds so as to not scare my wife away….. ( smile ).
    I hope this procedure get’s a multi-center trial very soon and FDA approval. In the meantime you are to be commended for caring enough to go the extra mile for people who suffer. God Bless You

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      Ute Coleman

      Posted August 28, 2015, 5:08 am

      I stumbled upon this website and read your comment. I hope by now you have been helped with your medical issue. I am writing in case you have not found relief.
      I had a cervical endoscopic discectomy in 2001 by a neurologist in California. His name is Dr. Stanton Schiffer. He literally saved my life. At the time he was about the only doctor performing that surgery as far as I know. I was really afraid to have the surgery done. My doctor tried to convince me that it would cripple me. I just did not want a fusion, which was all I was being told would work. Wrong! So I flew out with great trepidation but am thankful every day for a new lease on life he gave me.
      Best of luck to you.

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