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Recent Posts by Joshua Ammerman MD, FAANS, FACS

Dr. Joshua M. Ammerman is a Washington, DC native and third generation neurosurgeon. Dr. Ammerman received his neurosurgical training at George Washington and completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Surgical Neurology Branch. Dr. Ammerman holds academic appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. As an internationally recognized expert in the minimally invasive management of spinal disorders, Dr. Ammerman and his partners are frequently visited by physicians from around the U.S. and the world seeking to learn innovative techniques for the management of spinal diseases. Dr. Ammerman has published scientific papers on the treatment gap for herniated disc patients with large annular defects following discectomy, and has evaluated Barricaid against current standard-of-care treatments.
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How Likely is Reherniation After Lumbar Discectomy Surgery?

For decades, discectomy surgery has been the surgical gold standard for relieving leg pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation. The procedure itself proves very effective, generating an approximately 84 percent1 overall success rate. However...
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13 Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon Before a Herniated Disc Surgery

Spine surgery can be understandably anxiety-inducing, especially if you aren't sure what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Being fully informed can ease some of that anxiety and better prepare you for what lies ahead.
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