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North American Spine Brings the AccuraScope Procedure to Tampa, Florida

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 16, 2014

North American Spine is proud to announce they’re performing the AccuraScope back pain procedure in their new Tampa, Florida office.

Dr. Rudolfo Panganiban, who is a pain management physician, will be performing cervical, thoracic, and lumbar versions of the AccuraScope procedure.

The AccuraScope is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure used to both diagnose and treat inter-vertebral lumbar discs, spinal stenosis and many other causes of chronic back pain.

Using a live x-ray for guidance and a tiny incision, Dr. Panganiban inserts an endoscopic fiber-optic scope, like a small tube, through a small incision in the skin and into a natural opening at the base of the spine.

Dr. Panganiban then examines the inside of the spinal canal and the discs of the lower back, from both sides of the spinal canal, to identify any tears, ruptures, herniations, bulges, scar tissues or other abnormalities. He then identifies inflammation and diagnoses the pain source in real time.

He then uses a number of instruments, including a laser, to shrink the damaged disc(s) or scar tissue, or treat the spinal stenosis, and relieve pressure on the spinal nerve(s). This mild spine procedure is usually completed in 30 to 40 minutes. Many patients experience immediate relief.

A graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Medical School, Dr. Panganiban completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Board certified in PM&R and Pain Medicine, Dr. Panganiban specializes in the practice of PM&R and Pain Management.

North American Spine patients treated by Dr. Panganiban will receive treatment at New Tampa Surgery Center, which is part of the Surgery Partners system. It is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida just north of Tampa.

For more information about Dr. Panganiban, North American Spine, and their new Tampa offices, visit

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