If you are looking for relief from pain caused by a herniated disc and low back pain, an endoscopic discectomy could be the answer you need. This is the least-invasive procedure performed in our outpatient surgical facility that removes herniated disc material. Endoscopic spine surgery is considered least-invasive. Least-invasive surgeries (LIS) offer many benefits that traditional spine surgeries do not. Traditional surgeries often require long recovery times and have high infection and morbidity rates. LIS decreases the risks involved with surgery, reduces recovery time, and returns most patient to work within two to three weeks. It’s important to talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of endoscopic spine surgery to determine if it’s the right choice for you.
Endoscopic discectomy is different from open or MIS lumbar microdiscectomy. In our endoscopic spine surgery, there is no muscle dissection, no removal of the bone, and we don’t 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 spared, which results in less recovery time and fewer risks for complications.