3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has also published guidance on laser lumbar discectomy.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
November 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedures overview of automated percutaneous mechanical lumbar discectomy', February 2005.

Information for the public

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients, carers and those with a wider interest in healthcare. It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.