New Jersey has had a good amount of bad news and deprivations lately. We’re happy to add in some positive news for our friends in the New York metro area. North American Spine’s AccuraScope procedures are now available in the Hackensack area!
Dr. Damon Noto is now treating patients with the AccuraScope® procedure at the Hackensack Surgery Center. Dr. Bailey and he recently talked about the AccuraScope approach on New Jersey’s 12 To Your Health daytime television show. Watch the segment:
The AccuraScope approach allows a specialist to maneuver a high definition camera inside the spinal canal to diagnose multiple occurrences of disc disruption, ligament damage and scarring, and treat them with minimally invasive tools. The advanced approach allows the specialist the ability to diagnose and treat more pain causes with more clarity in one outpatient procedure. Requiring intensive physician training, the procedure is currently performed in seven countries and is becoming increasingly available in cities across the United States.
In one version of the AccuraScope procedures, the specialist may also call in a surgical colleague to treat additional conditions such as bone spurs that he has identified.
Newfoundland Patient Visits NJ for Relief
A recent AccuraScope patient, Katie M., flew in from Newfoundland, Canada for a procedure after waiting for months for the Hackensack location to make it available. Katie, a former nurse, had undergone a successful minimally invasive spine procedure from another well-known provider that corrected some of the pain that radiated down her leg. However, she learned after the procedure that multiple levels of her spine were in need of repair, and that the minimally invasive approach was able to address only one level at a time. Despite the procedure’s success, she remained in excruciating pain.
“I can no longer concentrate on writing my book, enjoying my garden or even going out to dinner, without weighing up the pleasure as opposed to the pain I will have,” said Katie before the AccuraScope procedure, “But I miss spending time with my sons and grandsons the most.”
One week after the procedure, Katie says her experience was good. “My doctor was easy to understand and very clear about what limitations I would have after surgery if I want to live a pain free life,” she adds. “Now it is up to me, to be good to myself and really do what I was told to do, to keep myself in this state… then hopefully I won’t have to wear morphine patches and rely on medications.”
About Dr. Damon Noto
The founder of the Spine & Joint Center in Hasbrouck Heights, Dr. Noto has made an active effort to learn advanced pain treatment methods. His medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, residency in New York Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell and Columbia, fellowship at the Harvard-affiliated New England Baptist Hospital and studies at the Stanford University School of Medicine have allowed him to create a unique skill set to treat his patients using advanced methods. The addition of the AccuraScope® procedures has further enhanced his tools for spine treatment.