Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgery that uses micro incisions and is assisted with an endoscope for visualization. This procedure performed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. Endoscopic spine procedures are usually performed in an outpatient setting or 23-hour stay. With Spinal endoscopic surgery, there is a smaller risk of infection as compared to Open Back Surgery, minimal loss of blood as only an incision less than 1 inch is made of the muscles, and minimal pain involved during and after the procedure. Recovery time is also relatively quicker as the patient is only monitored for a few hours and released to resume a normal routine.
Types of Endoscopic Spine Surgery :
- Endoscopic Discectomy : By this procedure, the surgeon used to treat back pain of lumbar disc tear, bulging disc, herniated disc, radiculitis or radiculoapthy.
- Endoscopic Foraminotomy : By this procedure, the surgeon used to treat bone spurs, protruded discs, scars, ligament overgrowth, and lumber facet joint disease.
- Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy : By this procedure, the surgeon used to treat for the neck pain treatment of cervical disc tear, herniated disc, bulging disc or brachial neuritis.
- Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion : By this procedure, the surgeon used to treat degenerative disc disease.
- Laser Facet Rhizotomy : By this procedure the surgeon used to treat chronic back pain from bone spurs, neck syndrome, facet joint disease and failed back.
When do consider Endoscopic Spine Surgery :
Spine Surgery can be considered if –
- Back pain has been bothering you for a long time
- Stretching, yoga, medication, physical therapy and all other non-surgical treatments have failed.
- Due to weakness or numbness in your arms and legs, you are unable to do anything.
- You are having difficulty in walking or using your hands in any work.
- You have lost bladder or bowel control because of a problem with the nerves in your back.
Benefits of Endoscopic Spine Surgery :
- A few tiny scars in place of one large scar
- Shorter hospital stay
- Reduced post-operative pain
- Shorter recovery time
- Less blood loss during the surgery
- Reduced menace of infection