"Now that I've had this procedure I feel absolutely happier - I'm a different person! One day I woke up in excruciating pain and was unable to play hockey and was dependent on pain medication. The reason why I chose HydroDisectomy was that it is minimally invasive, the recovery time is very short, and there really is no incision for the surgery. The most shocking part was about 1 week after the procedure I started noticing a difference. The pain down my leg and a lot of the herniated disc symptoms were gone. I'm playing hockey and softball again. My life is completely different, and it's better because of this procedure."
"The day after the procedure I said, 'I can walk! I can walk!' I don't have pain. As soon as you are diagnosed I would recommend having this procedure."
"This procedure is life changing and so minimally invasive that I would tell anyone who has had significant pain for more than eight months that they should look into this procedure. "
"I started with physical therapy. Then chiropractic. Injections. And back to physical therapy. The pain just kept getting worse. I was at my wits end. After the HydroDiscectomy procedure I was pain free; I got my mobility back. Within an hour or two after leaving the hospital I was having lunch out with my wife. It just seemed like a miracle."
"After the anesthesia wore off I felt great. I got up, looked in the mirror, and saw a tiny Band-Aid. I was scared to take it off, thinking I would see a bloody scar, but [all I saw] was just a pin prick. I've had so many surgeries ... having a HydroDiscectomy is the best decision I've ever made!"
"When I had back surgery I was in the hospital for two days and then I had a six-month recovery period. With the HydroCision SpineJet procedure I was in the hospital a couple of hours, out the door, and got on with my life ... I'd been out of work since 1994 with back pain. After this procedure I went back to work; I got my life back again."
"Nobody in my family can believe I can walk again. I can walk. I can do my job. I can do my normal work at home. It changed my life. "
Dr. Prvulovic -- Interventional Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist
"It's a very easy procedure. It's a very safe procedure with anecdotally great outcomes. Some outcomes I've followed up to 3 years, and the patients are doing wonderfully!"
Dr. Farrid -- Pain Management Specialist
"Percutaneous HydroDiscectomy offers a very good new way of treating pain without having to go to open laminectomy and discectomy. It's great to see patients return to normal levels of activity [following the procedure] and play with their kids, walk their dog, golf, and do the things they like."
Dr. Gannon -- Interventional Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist
"Every patient treated to date with this technique has reported 90-100% pain relief within 48 hours of the procedure. I would strongly encourage other physicians to consider using this technology. It's the most effective and aggressive technique for percutaneous discectomy that's available."
Dr. Algendy - Interventional Pain Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist
"Using water is a good idea because many times we deal with discs that are very dry and difficult to remove compared to other techniques. I find high pressure water better to work with."
Hydrodiscectomy Patient Education Video
Learn more about the Hydrodiscectomy procedure from patients who have had the procedure