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What is percutaneous nucleoplasty?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Percutaneous nucleoplasty involves inserting a needle through the skin, all the way into a spinal disk, to draw out part of the nucleus pulposus.  The nucleus pulposus, the gel center that bulge out of a slipped or herniated disk and press on a spinal nerve.  Watch the video to learn more about the procedure.


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