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Surgical options to repair a herniated disk

Lawrence Chin, MD (photo by Jim Howe)

Lawrence Chin, MD (photo by Jim Howe)

Most times, a herniated disk gets better without surgery. Neurosurgeon Lawrence Chin, MD, who leads the neurosurgery department at Upstate, describes how surgery can repair a herniated disk when pain and other symptoms become severe. A minimally invasive technique called microdiscectomy is one popular method, with some patients able to go home the same day.

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