Endoscopic Discectomy

One of the treatment options that HealthSpine provides is Endoscopic Discectomy, a minimally invasive procedure which is an alternative to traditional spine surgery like microdiscectomy. Endoscopic Discectomy is also sometimes called a Discoscopic Discectomy or Laser Endoscopic Discectomy.

If the cause of your pain is disc-related, Endoscopic Discectomy may be right for you. Endoscopic Discectomy involves relieving pain by removing herniated disc material that may be putting pressure on a nerve root. A small tubular device is utilized to target the source of your pain and the disc material is quickly removed in order to take the pressure off of the nerve. The procedure usually takes about an hour and you will go home the same day because, unlike traditional spine surgery, there is minimal trauma to your back. Most people report feeling significantly improved almost immediately. One of the many advantages to Endoscopic Discectomy is that people are able to return to normal activities faster compared to traditional spine surgery like microdiscectomy.

Endoscopic Discectomy represents a significant advancement in the treatment of back pain and it may not be offered in your area. If you need to travel to us, please visit our Travel Information page for information on how we may be able to help you. Please contact us to discuss how HealthSpine can provide a free MRI review as well.