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Laser back surgery proves successful for patients in Tampa Bay

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Recent studies from the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute bring good news to people with back problems. The Laser Spine Institute's study evaluated 320 patients between the ages of 22 and 90 diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis from 2009 and 2011.  

This study focused on minimally invasive surgery as a safe alternative to the traditional open back surgery. Instead surgeons are able to repair a patient's back through a small incision.

"A smaller incisions no muscle cuts - means less bleeding, less pain and much lower infection rate," said Dr. Stefan Prada of the Laser Spine Institute.

The institute followed the patients for well over a year post surgery and participants were still experiencing positive results.

"Actually I feel even better today," said patient Royden Kinter.

For additional information about the study you can visit http://www.lsinewsroom.com/research/

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