The Huffington Post - Dr. Andrew Hecht: “Experts Like Tiger Woods' Chances After Back Surgery”

 – April 2, 2014  –– 

Tiger Woods’ spine was once again in the spotlight, which meant Monday microdiscectomy surgery to fix a pinched nerve in his back, a procedure that knocks him out of next week’s Masters. “Full recovery is likely,” said Andrew Hecht, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, and Co-Chair of Spine Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hecht said he has performed more than 1,000 microdiscectomy surgeries over 14 years, including on many top athletes. Learn more