DailyMail – Triathlete’s Career-saving Spine Surgery
Triathlete, Charles Walters, felt like he was at the pinnacle of performance when a tragic accident put him on the sidelines. A drunk driver crashed head-on ridesharing car he was in. "It was just a really shocking, traumatic event," Charles told DailyMail.tv, as you can see in this video. Charles sought out surgeons to fix chronic back pain but was told a spine fusion was his option and it could leave him paralyzed. Thankfully, he found Top US Spine Surgeon, Dr. Hooman Melamed, who offered Charles an alternative — biportal endoscopic spine surgery. Also known as BESS, Dr. Melamed has pioneered this procedure in the U.S. for more than three years and has perfected the technique. Check out the video to learn more about the BESS procedure as well as how far Charles has come toward competing again.