Why should I see Dr. Katz for my lumbar disc problem?
Dr. Katz has been practicing for over 17 years, and has been performing minimally invasive procedures for the past decade. Dr. Katz has performed over 500 minimally invasive procedures and his patients’ outcomes are consistently excellent.
Is it difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Katz?
Appointments are made in a timely manner. Dr. Katz can usually see new patients with disc problems the same day. Additionally, diagnostic testing (i.e. – x-rays, EMG/NCS, MRIs) can be conveniently performed at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic or nearby at one of several imaging facilities.
Does Dr. Katz accept my insurance?
Westside Orthopaedic Clinic accepts most major insurances, including BCBS, Aetna, Humana, Coventry, United Healthcare, Medicare and Workers’ Compensation.
What can I expect if I have a minimally invasive microdiscectomy?
For the right patient, who has failed conservative treatment (i.e. – medication, PT, injections), a minimally invasive microdiscectomy can be done in an outpatient setting with an incision that can be covered by a band-aid. The procedure typically takes less than an hour. Most patients can return to normal activities within 3 to 6 weeks, depending on his/her individual circumstances.