Minimally Invasive AccuraScope® Procedure Available in New Jersey

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North American Spine partner Dr. Damon Noto to treat back pain in Hackensack location

AccuraScope Procedure

AccuraScope Procedure

The advanced approach of the AccuraScope procedure allows the specialist the ability to diagnose and treat more pain causes with more clarity in one outpatient procedure.

Residents of the New York City metro area are used to having access to the best and latest. Now they will have access to an advanced procedure to correct back pain, too. North American Spine now offers the AccuraScope® Disc and Neural Decompression procedure in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Dr. Damon Noto began treating patients with the AccuraScope® procedure at the Hackensack Surgery Center on September 6, 2012. The procedure allows a specialist to maneuver a high definition camera inside the spinal canal to diagnose multiple occurrences of disc disruption, ligament damage and scarring, and treat them with minimally invasive tools. In a variation of the AccuraScope procedure, the specialist may also call in a surgical colleague to treat additional conditions such as bone spurs that he has identified.

The advanced approach of the AccuraScope procedure allows the specialist the ability to diagnose and treat more pain causes with more clarity in one outpatient procedure. Requiring intensive physician training, the procedure is currently performed in seven countries and is becoming increasingly available in cities across the United States.

A recent AccuraScope® patient, Katie M., flew in from Newfoundland, Canada for the procedure after waiting for months for the Hackensack location to make it available. Katie, a former nurse, had undergone a successful minimally invasive spine procedure from another well-known provider that corrected some of the pain that radiated down her leg. However, she learned after the procedure that multiple levels of her spine were in need of repair, and that the minimally invasive approach was able to address only one level at a time. Despite the procedure’s success, she remained in excruciating pain.

“I can no longer concentrate on writing my book, enjoying my garden or even going out to dinner, without weighing up the pleasure as opposed to the pain I will have,” said Katie before the AccuraScope® procedure, “But I miss spending time with my sons and grandsons the most.”
One week after the procedure, Katie says her experience was good. “My doctor was easy to understand and very clear about what limitations I would have after surgery if I want to live a pain free life,” she adds. “Now it is up to me, to be good to myself and really do what I was told to do, to keep myself in this state... then hopefully I won't have to wear morphine patches and rely on medications.”

About Dr. Damon Noto
The founder of the Spine & Joint Center in Hasbrouck Heights, Dr. Noto has made an active effort to learn advanced pain treatment methods. His medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, residency in New York Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell and Columbia, fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated New England Baptist Hospital and studies at the Stanford University School of Medicine have allowed him to create a unique skill set to treat his patients using advanced methods. The addition of the AccuraScope® procedure has further enhanced his tools for spine treatment.

About North American Spine
North American Spine has partnered with leading spine surgery specialists to provide more than 40 procedures to treat neck and back pain. North American Spine pioneered the innovative AccuraScope® Discectomy and Neural Decompression - a minimally invasive procedure via the base of the spinal canal that allows physicians to diagnose and treat multiple levels of the spine in one 30-minute outpatient procedure. To date, more than 6,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians.

North American Spine is a privately-held international company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with physician locations in the United States, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

To learn more about North American Spine, call (877) 474-2225 or visit northamericanspine.com.

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