Find A Laser Spine Doctor NYC

Today, laser spine surgery can literally mean the difference between living a life of suffering and being pain free, of having a life of immobility and disability versus one that's full of activity and pleasure. Laser spine surgery can make the prospect of back surgery much less daunting. Certainly, it still has some risks, but it's much less invasive and generally has many fewer complications versus traditional spine surgery. Oftentimes, patients can have surgery and go home the same day, with only minor downtime and faster healing.

Of course, laser spine surgery is only safe if a well-trained laser spine doctor NYC is performing the procedure. What characteristics do you look for in this type of doctor, and how do you find him or her?

Characteristics of a top-notch laser spine doctor NYC

  • He or she has the proper training, certification and educational background

The best laser spine doctor NYC will have an extensive educational background and training in both traditional and laser spine surgery. He or she should have had a fellowship in spine surgery and be board certified.

  • The doctor has had no disciplinary action taken against him or her

New York State's medical board will be able to tell you whether or not the doctor you're looking at has had any disciplinary action on his or her record. It's best not to consider a doctor with any record of disciplinary action for this type of surgery; choose a laser spine surgeon with a clean record, instead.

  • He or she specializes in relieving back pain

The best spine surgeon will focus on back pain relief in his or her practice. Laser surgery is particularly well-suited for conditions like spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, disk problems like herniated discs, or pinched nerve problems. One of the best laser spine doctors in New York City is Dr. Sukdeb Datta, MD, DABPM, FIPP, DABIPP. He focuses on back pain alleviation; his background includes a position as an Associate Professor for the Department of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University's Medical School in Nashville. He was also Director of the Interventional Pain Management Program at Vanderbilt, and is currently Medical Director for New York City's Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center. With a background in pain management particularly related to the spine and its treatment, Dr. Datta is a very good choice if you're looking for a laser spine doctor NYC.

How do you find a good laser spine doctor NYC?

Once you've gathered all of your information about the characteristics you should look for in a good laser spine surgeon, it's time to get down to business.

  • Ask friends and family for a recommendation

If friends or family highly recommend a laser spine doctor NYC, it's certainly a good idea to take a closer look at this surgeon. In general, happy patients mean that a doctor is very skilled, indeed. Ask for recommendations and then research each of those recommendations on the Internet to make sure that the doctor in question has the proper background and training, certification, no disciplinary action taken against him or her, and so on.

  • Ask your general practitioner for a recommendation

If you're just not finding back pain relief from traditional methods, ask your primary care physician to give you a recommendation. Oftentimes, he or she will know of a laser spine doctor NYC who can help you take care of your back pain.

  • Do research on the Internet

The Internet is a great place to narrow down your choices for laser spine doctors in New York City. You can begin by searching with the keywords "laser spine surgeon" and your geographic location (New York City, for example) to come up with surgeons who are skilled in laser surgery in your area. Thereafter, narrow down your choices by making sure that anybody you choose is board certified, has had the appropriate background and training, has had no disciplinary action taken, etc.


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