Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Learn More About Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery is the latest advancement in minimally invasive spine surgery. This procedure uses a endoscope: a device with a small lens at the end and a thin tunnel to pass instruments for removing discs, bone spurs, and tissue.

Endoscopes are commonly used by orthopaedic surgeons in the knee, shoulder, and hip. Recent advancements allow surgeons to use scopes in the spine as well. Patients suffering from compressed nerves are candidates for the procedure. 

 

The surgeon first makes a skin incision as small as 7mm. The scope is then placed through this small incision to the disc herniation. The disc herniation is then removed. This incision is smaller than any minimally invasive microdiskectomy, laminectomy, “laser surgery,” or “ultrasonic surgery.” 

Potential benefits of endoscopic surgery:

The procedure is covered by many health insurances.

 
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Lens inserted through a small incision
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The Endoscope
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The Lens
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