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Endoscopic spine surgery, with guest Ali Hazama, MD, on Upstate's "The Informed Patient" podcast

Newer surgical methods mean small incisions, quicker recovery

Neurosurgeons can do safer, more effective surgeries on the spine using endoscopy -- meaning tiny incisions and faster recovery times. Ali Hazama, MD, discusses how herniated disks, spinal stenosis and spinal fusions can be done using minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. Hazama is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Upstate and the director of neurosurgery at Upstate Community Hospital. (Click here to read about a patient who underwent this type of surgery.)