When it comes to minimally invasive laser disc surgery which promises minimum downtime, you can rely on Dr. Sukdeb Datta of Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center, who revolutionized the eDisc Sculpt Technique. With 16 locations throughout New York and New Jersey, Dr. Datta remains dedicated to providing personalized care and pain-free procedures.
Dr. Datta, whose pioneering practice specializes in conditions relating to the neck and back area, said that “we devised this eDisc Sculpt Technique that is minimally invasive because it is a much better option than major back surgery. Previously, if you had back surgery, you would need to make big incisions and put in hardware pieces like screws and plates and things like that, but now we can do a minimally invasive technique using a small microscope and can use a laser that can shave the disc down. We use a little microscope for the stimulation and diagnostic mapping of the pain to see where it’s coming from. A lot of people don’t even know that this option existed, so I see patients from all over the world.”
This driven doctor, who has transformed neck and back procedures, trained in a slew of specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to developing groundbreaking new techniques, Dr. Datta was the program director of the Interventional Pain Management Program as well as the Chief of the Pain Medicine Division at Vanderbilt University. The daring Dr. Datta started to laser in on how to better laser surgery when he noticed that the laser, which was developed about 12 years ago, was very effective due to its flexibility, but that further developments needed to be made in order to treat other things. “I started working with this technology and it started taking off and now we have technology where we can take care of any topology in the spine, and the microscope has really evolved. It has a better visualization system and larger tubes. The use of the laser has greatly increased, and you can do a lot more with it now.”
Dr. Datta’s minimally invasive procedure, which ensures a very small cut, also significantly cuts down on recovery time. “A decreased incision means that there is less chance of getting an infection and therefore less risk involved. This can be done in an outpatient facility, and patients are done in three hours. The success rate, which is 80 to 85 percent, is better than any of the other procedures that I perform. There’s no hardware to put in which means no damage to the back muscles. We gently part the back muscles and go to where the problem is in the disc and take the herniation out. By not having to cut the back muscles, we are able to avoid a lot of problems. The patient comes back for a follow-up appointment in two weeks and can drive after just one week.”
After undergoing the laser endoscopic discectomy on his back, Illinois State senior guard Gabe Megginson, is already planning for a football comeback now that Dr. Datta cut out his chronic pain! Megginson, who has only a small hole in his back now, traveled to New York City to get the surgery which he called “an instant relief.” This promising player is now hopeful that he will be able to get back in the game due to Dr. Datta’s revolutionary procedure.
As the first person in Tennessee to use a flexible sculpt in 2007, Dr. Datta has become sought after for continuing to be an expert in the field. He also teaches people all over the world in the hopes of helping the procedure to become more popular. In fact, Dr. Datta just got back from his native India, where he was giving an endoscopic master class. Though he currently has locations in Midtown Manhattan, Long Island, the Bronx and Upstate New York, this expert is also expanding his empire and planning on opening new locations in South Jersey.