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How can surgery improve thoracic disk herniation?

Thoracic disc herniation can be treated by placing a miniature camera through a small tube in your body to view the spine and affected nerves. Surgeons remove the herniated disc without disruption to spinal stability. This minimally invasive approach often eliminates the need for spinal fusion, thereby eliminating a long incision in the back for the placement of screws and rods.

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