• The pldd (percutaneous laser disc decompression) is a not-surgical technique but truly minimal invasive interventional procedure for the treatment of a 70% of the disc hernia and 90% of the disc protrusions (these are small disc hernia that sometimes are very painful and do not respond to the most conservative therapies as pain killers, cortisonic […]

  • Every pldd takes from 30 to 45 minutes and there is only one session.

  • In 30% of cases the patient feels immediate improvement of pain that then improves further and gradually in the following 4 to 6 weeks. In 70% of cases often there are “up and down pain” with “old” and “new” pain in the following 4 – 6 weeks and a serious and reliable judgment on the […]

  • The patient will remain at the hospital for 24 hours after the procedure.

  • It isn’t a new technique because its inventor, prof. Daniel s. J. Choy of the new york columbia university, has invented it in mid ’80 and the first case on a patient was performed in february 1986 in austria by prof. Choy and prof. Peter asher (director of the department of neurosurgery at the university […]

  • Results, in about 100 scientific publications with high scientific impact factor, vary from author to author from 70% up to almost 90%.

  • Sure, these other kinds of surgeries can be made according to the state of the art because pldd uses only a tiny needle without cutting skin, without dissection of muscles from bone, without removing, even if in a small amount, of bone from the vertebral laminas and without removing legaments. The pldd aim is only […]

  • The patient can stand up about 6 – 8 hours after pldd and the recovery of the daily activities must to be very gradually – step by step – in the 3 weeks. The coming back work will vary from 15 to 45 days (depending on the type of patient’s job ). It is mandatory […]

  • Nerve cryoablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which part of a pain-transmitting nerve is frozen  to prevent the nerve from sending pain signals to the brain. 

  • The destruction (also called ablation) of nerves is a method that may be used to reduce certain kinds of  chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals. It is a safe procedure in which a portion of nerve  tissue is destroyed or removed to cause an interruption in pain signals and reduce pain in that area.