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Treatment

Approved by the FDA (Federal Drugs Administration) in 1991 and recognized by AMA (American Medical Association), PLDD is a minimally invasive laser treatment performed using local anesthesia for disc hernia/protrusion. During the procedure, a thin needle is inserted into the herniated disc (the target of the tip of the needle is the center of the disc called nucleus pulposus) under x-ray guidance. An optical fiber is inserted through the needle and laser energy is sent through the fiber (single laser beam power, time pause between each laser beam and total laser energy delivered are parameters that need to be modulated in each patient), vaporizing a tiny portion of the disc nucleus.

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Brief History of PLDD

Dr. Daniel S. J. Choy from Columbia University (New York – USA) pioneered PLDD in 1986. Over one hundred thousands of PLDD procedures have been performed successfully world-wide and scientific articles about PLDD have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Spine, Neurosurgery, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Neurology India and The Journal of Clinical Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (now named Photomedicine and Laser Surgery). Dr. Gian Paolo Tassi, specialist in Neurosurgery, learned PLDD at the Laser Spine Center under the direct supervision of the Dr. Daniel S. J. Choy (Director of the Laser Spine Center – New York – USA).

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Testimonials

“Dear Dr. Tassi, I waited some weeks before update you about my convalescence after the PLDD. The pain is going away day by day even if not totally untill now. I want to confirm my gratitute and my esteem to you for your professional competence and for the trust that you have inspired to me already at the first consultation and that I have verified with time thanks to your manner of put yourself in front of the patient, so conforting for the patient but also for your great availability and absence of professional opportunism. All these last qualities lies outside the doctor’s duties …  but these one make you as a True Doctor… (Mrs. Chiara P. – 08 September 2004)

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Why Choose PLDD

  • PLDD is a minimally invasive laser treatment performed using local anesthesia for disc hernia/protrusion.
  • An optical fiber is inserted through  the needle and laser energy is sent  through the fiber vaporizing a tiny portion of the disc nucleus.
  • The day after the PLDD, the patient will be discharged and the ambulation will continue to be progressive step by step, day by day  for 15 days.
  • Dr. Gian Paolo Tassi, after Dr. Daniel S. J. Choy (pioneered PLDD in 1986) and Dr. Johannes Hellinger  (Munich – Germany) have retired for age, has the world largest PLDD experience.  
  • Dr. Gian Paolo Tassi, specialist in Neurosurgery, learned PLDD at the Laser Spine Center under the direct supervision of the Dr. Daniel S. J. Choy (Director of the Laser Spine Center – New York – USA).

What Patients Say

Dear  Dr. Gian Paolo Tassi,
I’m Claudio B. I was treated by you using PLDD  in 2008 for a L4-L5 disc hernia. The procedure has had a wonderfull result and it enabled  me to a normal quality of life and, most of all, to a normal come back to my job and you know that my job need I stay a lot of hours in a stand-up position. I want to take the opportunity to give you my best and sincere thanks.

Mr. Claudio B. - 20 June 2009

Good morning Dr. Tassi,
first of all we want to thanks you for the good results of PLDD. For the rush and the emotions to come out from the Hospital we have not gave to you our great thank. You have ingratiate yourself with us due your professional competence and warmth. We come back home happy for all you have done for us. Thank you very much again.

Malgorzata and Maciej M. - 11 June 2005

Dear Dr. Gian Paolo Tassi,
I’m sending this e-mail to congratulate you for the excellent result of PLDD for my L4-L5 disc hernia performed the 25 October 2004. I have followed your suggestions and I have no more pain. I and my wife want to thank you for what you have done for me. Best Regards.

Mr. Antonio F. - (Siena) 09 Novembre 2004

Dear Dr. Tassi,
I have waited some months before update you about the results of PLDD for my large L4-L5 hernia (15 September 2006). Now I can tell you that the PLDD have had a very good result. Do you think that will be necessary a Ct-scan or an MRI in the future? I want to thank you a lot for all you have done for me. Best Regards.

Ms. Rossella L. (Discovery Channel News Journalist) - (Firenze) 14 Decembre 2007