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By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Disc Replacement Keeps Darrell Deutz Behind the Lens

As a talented wedding photographer, the pain of cervical stenosis with a herniated disc left Darrell Deutz, age 59, searching for solutions. "I've photographed over a thousand weddings in my life," says Darrell, who owns his own studio based in Fargo, North Dakota. "A lot of photographers don't like the pressure. There is no second [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 8,000 people with spinal stenosis.
  • Advanced diagnostics. Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging technology to accurately identify the source of your spinal problems.
  • Cutting-edge surgical techniques. Mayo surgeons perform procedures, such as laminoplasty, that aren't available at many other hospitals. Computer-aided navigation is employed for some spinal stenosis operations. Minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible, to speed your recovery.
  • Team approach. Treating spinal stenosis involves specialists in neurology, orthopedics and physical rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic doctors work together to ensure you receive all the expertise needed to solve your problems.
  • Efficient care. In many cases you can be diagnosed and start treatment in just a few days.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Nov. 18, 2015