Seattle-area physician performs region’s first successful outpatient, herniated disc decompression using breakthrough, minimally invasive fluidjet technology
I can’t imagine the life I would be leading if I had not had this new procedure. I am now enjoying my husband, my kids and all of our activities, without back pain. – Debra L. Thomas, 49, a patient from West Richland, Washington
BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 5, 2006 — Solomon Kamson, M.D. (www.drkamson.com) of the Spine Institute Northwest today became the first Seattle-area physician to successfully perform outpatient herniated disc repairs using the breakthrough, minimally invasive HydroDiscectomy™ technique. Developed by Billerica, Mass.-based HydroCision, Inc. (www.hydrocision.com), HydroDiscectomy uses a high-velocity fluidjet to quickly and safely decompress herniated (bulging) discs, providing immediate relief to patients suffering from chronic back and/or leg pain. The new HydroDiscectomy procedure bridges the gap between conservative therapy and invasive open surgery. HydroDiscectomy can offer an option to patients who have failed conservative treatments and may lead to a significant reduction in their narcotic pain medication.