Endoscopic microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove a herniated disc through a small puncture using an endoscope. The innovative method provides the ability to remove any hernia of the intervertebral disc of the lumbar spine without unnecessarily destabilizing the spine or intervertebral disc, which is a frequent complication of an open surgery. Approach and technique completely eliminate hernia and joint hypertrophy. Special tools make it impossible to damage nerves, which makes this procedure not only the safest, but also the most effective.
In order to treat herniated discs in our clinic, we also provide:
- epidural and radicular injections
- epidural adhesiolysis
- laser vaporization
- thermoplastic disk
- and other procedures
– A small incision (less than 1 cm) leads to a decrease in the frequency of infectious complications and minimal blood loss
– Minimal trauma to surrounding tissue
– 1-2 days hospital stay
– Low postoperative pain
– Quick recovery with minimal rehabilitation, quick return to your usual lifestyle (after 3 days)
– Ideal for patients who have contraindications for open surgery
In our practice, we widely apply endoscopic microdiscectomy to remove herniated discs.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND ENDOSCOPIC MICRODISCECTOMY?
Endoscopic MICRODISCECTOMY does not require a long inpatient stay, general anesthesia, a large incision, a long recovery and rehabilitation period before resuming your normal activities.
WHAT ARE INDICATIONS FOR ENDOSCOPIC MICRODISCECTOMY?
Herniated discs of various locations and foraminal stenosis are the most common indications for ENDOSCOPIC MICRODISCECTOMY.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ENDOSCOPIC MICRODISCECTOMY?
If you experience back pain and/or leg pain associated with a hernia of the spine & Conservative treatments and epidural steroid injections are not effective then you are a candidate for Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE:
After anesthesia, a thin needle is being inserted into the area adjacent to the affected disk. Unlike other Microdiscectomies, due to a small incision, only minimal trauma to the muscles and surrounding tissues occurs. Specially designed tools are used to access the hernia which exclude trauma to the nerve structures of the spine. The vertebral endoscope is a thin tube with a diameter of a standard pencil, in which there is a camera, backlight and a portal for special tools
Excellent visualization through an endoscope allows the physician to examine the anatomy of the spine and identify the elements that generate pain, thus allowing selectively remove hernias while maintaining healthy tissue. The endoscope has an open portal for accessing special micro-instruments suitable for sensing, dissecting, gripping and removing pathological elements. The entire procedure takes place under fluoroscopic navigation, which ensures accurate and safe placement of all necessary tools. At the end of the procedure, the endoscope is removed and 1 suture is applied to the incision. In a 2 hours after the procedure, the patient can get up with minimal restrictions. In the evening or the next day, the patient is being discharged from the hospital.
In 2019, we have performed over 250 endoscopic spinal surgeries, with the total experience of 1000+