This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.
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Whenever an individual is forced to deal with back pain or leg pain radiating from a spinal injury, it can have devastating effects on the lifestyle and well-being of that person. We rely on the stability and mobility of our spines to allow us to perform just about every action necessary for our everyday lives. From getting out of bed to walking down the stairs to driving a car, you must have free movement and stability provided by your spine.
For individuals who have a compressed disc that has led to herniated discs or bulging discs, the pain and discomfort from these conditions may prevent a person from having a normal lifestyle. To relieve pain caused by these conditions, your spine care experts may recommend a particular spine surgery known as a microendoscopic discectomy.
Suppose more conservative treatment options have not provided you with much-needed pain relief in the spinal canal and nerve roots that have been compressed. In that case, surgical options such as the microendoscopic discectomy are the next step in effective pain relief. At New York Spine Specialist, we have the experience, expertise, and skills to ensure that this minimally invasive procedure is performed precisely and accurately with only a small incision to show for it.
Endoscopic microdiscectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure performed through a tubular device, a nerve retractor. It is designed to relieve pain in the soft tissue caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to leave the hospital or our clinic at New York Spine Specialist on the same day as your procedure.
An endoscopic microdiscectomy is an outpatient procedure performed by a spine surgeon to remove a part of a bulging or herniated disc and help regain normal movement and function by reducing pain. The herniated disc can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness from pressing on the spinal nerves or spinal cord.
Patients whose nerve roots have been damaged by compressed spinal discs are ideal candidates for this minimally invasive procedure since it effectively decompresses them. If you have herniated discs or compressed lumbar discs causing severe pain and discomfort, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Our New York Spine Specialist doctors will first utilize more conservative treatment methods on most patients because surgery is usually the last resort.
Other patients may also benefit from the microendoscopic discectomy if their pain from sciatica (direct pain or referred pain) has not been relieved through pain management injections or other conservative treatment options. Those with spinal stenosis and low back arthritis may also find relief from this surgery.
The minimally invasive procedure and how the surgery is performed provide many benefits to patients who are hoping that it will relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on the nerve roots. Some of the exceptional benefits include:
At New York Spine Specialist, we will discuss all of these benefits with you and what they mean when you return to your normal, pain-free life as soon as possible. Our team will also provide you with information regarding any risks that may be encountered during or after the surgery to make a well-informed decision regarding your spine health.
The first thing to be aware of is that the surgery is performed using a local anesthetic, and this means that you will be awake and responsive during the surgery but will not feel pain. Our New York Spine Specialist team will use an x-ray machine to guide the special instruments used throughout the process. We use muscle dilators to stretch soft tissue instead of cutting muscles, and this creates a needed path for the endoscope.
Once the endoscope has been placed, our physician can then see the disc, nerve, and other important structures in the spine to remove herniated discs and the nerves freed. And best of all, only a small portion of the disc that compresses the spinal nerve needs to be taken out, making your recovery much smoother.
Are you experiencing severe pain that is likely being caused by a herniated disc compressing a nerve? You may be a candidate for microendoscopic discectomy performed by our expert spine surgeons at New York Spine Specialist. Our surgical team will start with conservative treatments to manage your pain, but if these do not work, we will discuss the potential of incorporating surgery into your treatment plan.
At New York Spine Specialist, we offer various spinal procedures that can potentially help your condition right away. Please call us and let us schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists today. Our goal is to help all of our patients regain their freedom in life by living pain-free. Contact us today to learn more about microendoscopic discectomy treatment and determine if you may be a candidate for the procedure.