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Revolutionary spine surgery takes pain, long recovery away for most patients

HOUSTON – Just shy of 70-years-old, Russell DeBarbieris averages about 100 miles on his bicycle.

“I can ride from here to Beaumont with no hands,” DeBarbieris said.

However, when he noticed he was losing power and getting tired faster, he consulted with Dr. Andrew Roeser at the Texas Orthopedic Hospital, who informed him there was a problem with a disk in his back.

Instead of a traditional, invasive operation, Dr. Roeser and Dr. David Wimberley surgically fix problems like this in a way that reduces pain and time.

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