Dr. C. Lan Fotopoulos on Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., discusses back pain treatment with a female patient.
Dr. C. Lan Fotopoulos, Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician/Interventional Physiatrist

C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist), is featured in the May/June Healthy Kansas City special edition of Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine. In the article, he discusses minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild®), an interventional treatment option for patients with mild to moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition that occurs when the spinal canal is narrowed in the lower part of the spine.

The full Healthy Kansas City article is available online – click here and flip to page 26 to read more.

Spinal stenosis affects more than 1.2 million Americans each year—and that number is rising. Common symptoms of spinal stenosis include pain, numbness or tingling in the lower legs or buttocks, which can limit the individual’s ability to walk or stand. As one of the first physicians in the Kansas City area to offer this procedure, Dr. Fotopoulos says he has seen tremendous results with mild®.

Below, Dr. Fotopoulos discusses other common interventional procedures he performs and the benefits of physiatry.

Dr. Fotopoulos was also featured in the following editions of Healthy Kansas City:

  • In the March/April 2017 edition, he discussed radiofrequency ablation.
  • In the January/February 2017 edition, he detailed the minimally invasive treatment options for compression fractures.
  • In the May/June 2016 edition, he explained the benefits of spinal cord stimulation.
  • In the January/February 2016 edition, he outlined the complexities of pain and the benefits of physiatry.

For more in-depth information about Dr. Fotopoulos and the interventional procedures he performs, view our blog, Inside Our Practice: Questions & Answers with C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., Interventional Physiatrist. To schedule an appointment, please call 913-319-7600.

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Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high-quality orthopedic care. Our patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With two convenient locations in Leawood and Kansas City, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.