Endoscopic Spine Surgery is an advanced state-of-the-art surgery with the use of the micro incisions or small tubular systems with the endoscope to enable virtualization. Endoscopic Spine Surgery offers complete recovery with minimal pain when compared to traditional spine surgery. Endoscopic Spine Surgery mainly preserves normal spine mobility since the spinal cords are not fused with the rods and screws. The entire procedure takes only a few hours.
When Is Endoscopic Spine Surgery Necessary?
Endoscopic Spine Surgery requires the proper diagnosis with precise indication. Below are some of the reasons why patients could opt for the same.
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal instability
- Infection in the spine
- Fractured vertebra
- Removal of a tumor in the spine
Types of Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for removing damaged discs, which causes pain in your mid back, lower back, neck, or arms.
Endoscopic Foraminotomy – Endoscopic foraminotomy is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed in the lumbar area and cervical area. It is mainly used to relieve pressure in the spinal nerve roots but also to remove bone spurs, excessive ligaments, disc herniations, and scar tissue.
Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy – This minimally invasive spine surgery is performed for treating chronic low back pain, facet joint arthritis, failed back surgery syndrome as well as facet joint injuries.
Endoscopic Laminotomy – This minimally invasive spine procedure is an alternative to traditional laminectomy for treating spinal stenosis.