Complaints about AccuraScope have been reported in an Aug. 23, 2014 Dallas Morning News article about North American Laserscopic Spine Institute, the Texas company that markets the AccuraScope surgery. Expensive, unsuccessful back surgeries, confusing marketing, fraud and poor business mismanagement are among the complaints. The article also reported successful outcomes.
AccuraScope is an operating technique, explains The Dallas Morning News. Using an endoscope with a laser and small video camera attached to the tip, a surgeon inserts the device at the base of the patient's spine and maneuvers it up the backbone. The surgeon uses the laser to treat scar tissue, repair damaged spinal disks or alleviate nerve pressure.