Endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure performed for a variety of spinal disorders that removes herniated disc material. Least-invasive surgeries (LIS) offer many benefits that traditional spine surgeries do not. Traditional surgeries often require long recovery times and have the risk of infection and other complications. LIS decreases the risks involved with surgery, reduces recovery time, and returns most patients to work within two to three weeks.
Endoscopic discectomy is different from open or MIS lumbar microdiscectomy. In endoscopic spine surgery, there is no muscle dissection, no removal of the bone, and there is no need to make a large incision in your skin. Because of that, there is less risk of scarring, infection, blood loss, or complications from anesthesia. Endoscopic discectomy was invented as a least-invasive interventional pain management procedure that effectively treats herniated discs while lowering the risks involved with traditional surgeries.
The advantage of an endoscopic spine procedure is that your surgeon only needs to make a ¼ inch incision. That means the muscles of the middle of your back are not affected, which results in less recovery time and fewer risks for complications.
What Conditions Does Endoscopic Discectomy Treat?
- Spinal and foraminal stenosis
- Bulging disc
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc disease
- Radicular Pain
- Bones spurs
- Arthritis of the vertebrae