I have a herniated disk at T7-T8 that is causing spinal cord compression. I have been informed i need surgery. Its more on the left of my spine the only way to get to it is surgery thru side/ribs and going thru chest wall. I had masectomy last year on left breast with reconstructive surgery implant has anyone else had this procedure? How did it go? Are there any other procedure that would be less invasive?