Laser Spine Surgery - DND — dr. stephen david watson
If you've ever thought about having laser spine surgery, please research all your options very carefully and by all means stay away from Innovative Pain Solutions and Dr. Stephen Watson. Dr. Watson is an anesthesiologist and pain management physician, NOT a spine surgeon.
Dr. Watson utilizes a minimally invasive procedure called Accurascope or DND (Discectomy and Neural Decompression), pioneered by Lawrence B. Rothstein, M.D., who is also the founder of North American Spine. Dr. Rothstein has had 19 medical malpractice lawsuits brought against him with regard to this procedure, and many of his former patients have been left permanently maimed and injured. Dr. Rothstein has since claimed bankruptcy. Complications of this experimental surgery (which includes the use of a very powerful laser) include nerve damage, pain, weakness, numbness, paralysis and incontinence.
Dr. Watson states in his physician bio on his websites that he is currently working with Dr. Rothstein at the Riverview Health Institute in Dayton, Ohio, and performing the Accurascope/DND procedure. This is a complete untruth! Dr. Watson is not employed at the Riverview Health Institute and does NOT work hand in hand with Dr. Rothstein; however, Dr. Watson was supposedly trained to perform the Accurascope/DND first hand from Dr. Rothstein, the very doctor who has been sued for millions due to medical negligence.
Dr. Watson has also changed business names in the state of Ohio on an least one occasion, has licenses to practice medicine in several different states, and is NOT to be trusted. Dr. Watson also operates in Florida performing this same procedure, operating under the name of Innovative Spine Care.
You won't find very much information on Dr. Watson on the Internet, as he has no established reputation, other than being associated with Dr. Lawrence Rothstein, a pain management anesthesiologist who pioneered a minimally invasive spine surgery which has resulted in many innocent people suffering a permanent disability for life.
Please think TWICE before having laser surgery of any kind, and please keep your distance from Dr. Stephen Watson, whatever state you may reside in.
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