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I am aware of Spinal Endoscopy - Many Surgeons can perform this broad Spinal Endoscopic surgery all over the U.S. and I can find many many medical reports, studies and papers on many types of this procedure but in my research I have only found this one place The North American Spine Institute that uses the "Accurascope" procedure that uses a unique new approach in where the endoscope is inserted in the base of the sacrum and travels up and parrallel to the spine and up thru the spinal canal. With almost all the common Spinal Endoscopy techniques the tools are inserted through the side or other entrance and approaches the spine at more like 90 degrees. It's only the "Accurascope" method that I'm trying to find more information on that enters down by the tailbone and travels up the spinal canal like this site http://northamericanspine.com/accurascope-procedure explains. I can't find any info at all on this particular type of spinal endoscopy or another name for it other than North American Spine's trademark "Accurascope" and the info on their site. My question is - Is there anyone else that does it THIS WAY and what is the generic wording for this procedure if anyone else does it so I can research data on the results. THANKS so much - Melvin (Curtice)