About Dr. GIAN PAOLO TASSI | Neurosurgery Specialist
Treatment for Disc Hernia by PLDD or
Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression
Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression alias PLDD is a medical procedure that uses laser beams to treat pain caused by disc hernia in back and neck. Over the past century, the traditional invasive laminectomy and discectomy procedures have been performed, yet since then, technology has improved and minimally invasive approaches have evolved.
PLDD or Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression is the first of its kind procedure developed in the early 80’s. Over time, PLDD was fine-tuned by introducing an optic fiber inserted in the disc by X-ray guidance. The laser reduces the small portion of the inside disc material called nucleus pulposus. Since then, thousands of PLDD procedures have been successfully performed worldwide.
PLDD procedure is an alternative for conventional back surgery (laminectomy). The procedure dramatically minimizes the incidence of scarring and other complications o Read More