Injured Disc Repair

Appears in the July 2021 issue.

A herniated (slipped or ruptured) disc is one of the most common causes of back and leg pain for those over 40, especially men. Spine surgeon Dr. Ashish Patel recently performed DuPage Medical Group’s first endoscopic microdiscectomy procedure at its ambulatory surgical center in Westmont. “Patients experience reduced trauma to their surrounding tissues and ligaments due to the surgical technique,” says Patel, “enabling them to return home the same day and experience a faster recovery after surgery.”

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