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Revolutionary new technique reducing back pain for sufferers at Gosford Private

Gosford Private Hospital Neurosurgeon, Dr Marc Coughlan, has introduced endoscopic radio frequency denervation in an Australian-first.

Esteemed Gosford Private Hospital Neurosurgeon, Dr Marc Coughlan, has once again led the way for Neurosurgery in Australia, introducing minimally invasive endoscopic radio frequency denervation for the treatment of back pain in patients on the NSW Central Coast.

Under the revolutionary technique, radio waves are channeled through a needle inside a long, thin, flexible tube less than the width of a pencil. The needle is guided directly into the affected facet joints of the spine and the radio waves produce small, targeted areas of heat which desensitise the affected joints, thus alleviating the patient’s pain.

Unlike traditional radio frequency techniques, the revolutionary endoscopic approach includes a video camera, allowing the surgeon greater vision and control, ensuring effective treatment, whilst also allowing the patient to be sedated throughout the procedure.