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AHN Wexford expands spinal surgery program

Allegheny Health Network announced the expansion of its spinal endoscopy surgery program to AHN Wexford Hospital, marking the hospital’s most recent milestone in providing the highest level of surgical care to patients living north of Pittsburgh.

The hospital’s endoscopic spine surgery program, which launched in May, utilizes the latest spinal-endoscope technology, manufactured by Arthrex.

This system uses camera imaging to provide ultra-high-definition video from within the spinal canal during spinal decompression surgery.

Another advantage of endoscopic spine surgery is its potential to minimize opioid usage in postoperative pain management. By reducing the need for narcotics, patients can experience a more comfortable recovery process while avoiding the risks associated with painkillers.

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