This original article, written by Dr. Bonati, was part of a BACK PAIN HEALTH GUIDE! Dealing with Pain, learning coping strategies, eliminating pain, improving posture and living pain free PRODUCTS & SERVICES Lists & Editorials Segment!, article on InTouch, posted on April 16, 2018.

Having worked for years in orthopaedic surgery I was unsatisfied by the low success rate of “traditional open spine surgery.” After being trained in arthroscopic techniques at Wake Forest University, I created and developed advanced surgical techniques and instrumentation to treat back, neck and joint problems including bulging and herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, pinched nerves, etc.

In the early 1990s, my efforts with the laser developer resulted in a research and development program which led to being the first to gain FDA approval for the use of a laser in spine surgery. Additionally, we hold multiple United States patents on our instrumentation and techniques. Over the last 32 years, we have performed more than 55,000 procedures, with 65% of those patients having previously undergone failed surgeries at other facilities. Our exclusive targeted precision procedures, in the hands of our experienced surgeons, produce excellent results and a patient reported satisfaction rate of 98.75%. Our procedures have been perfected and virtually eliminate the need for invasive open spine surgery, like spinal fusions, as well as the less effective, commonly phrased, “minimally invasive” surgeries.

The Bonati Spine Procedures are performed through a small incision, which allows for less scarring and faster recovery. They are gentle enough to be performed on an outpatient basis without the need for a hospital stay. They utilize conscious IV sedation and local anesthesia, which maintain patient comfort and the ability to communicate with the surgeon as the source of the pain is eradicated. Because they do not require general anesthesia, with its associated risks, they may be performed on a wider range of patients. Patients who undergo the Bonati Spine Procedures can resume normal activities within days.

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