It allows for smaller incisions, less tissue trauma and performed under local anesthesia or mild sedation, allowing the patient to leave the hospital the same day. Since general anesthesia is not needed, those risks can be avoided.
Call us for a MRI REVIEW to see if Endoscopic Discectomy is the right option for your pain condition.
Why It Is Performed
Some conditions Endoscopic Discectomy treats are:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Bulging Disc
- Pinched Nerve
After the disc protrusion is confirmed, an endoscope (small camera) is inserted allowing the surgeon to view the herniated disc. Instruments are used to remove degenerative and extruded portions of the disc nucleus. The disc wall defect is treated with a laser and radio frequency probe. The forearm and nerves are inspected to confirm successful decompression.
How is this procedure superior to open surgery?
Because no muscles or bone are cut during the procedure the recovery is faster. Complications of open surgery are reduced and general anesthesia is avoided.
You might be a candidate for Endoscopic Discectomy if
- Nerve weakness making it difficult to stand or walk
- Conservative treatment fails to improve your symptoms after six weeks
- Disk fragmentation pressing on a nerve, in your spinal canal
- Unmanagable pain that is radiating into your buttocks, legs, arms or chest
- Significant bony anomalies or foraminal stenosis
Downtown Pain Physicians
Patients visit this practice from all over NYC due to their unique approach and extensive medical offerings. This includes Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn & Bronx. The medical practice is in the Downtown & Lower Manhattan area near the Lower East Side, Tribeca, Financial District, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Soho, Chelsea, East Village, Murray Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and the local zip codes of course (10038, 10007, 10022, 10005, 10006, 10280, 10004, 11201, 11251 11217, 11211, 11231 & 10013).
We provide a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach...... Read More
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