Endoscopic Discectomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery technique that utilizes an endoscope to treat herniated, protruded, extruded, or degenerative discs that are a contributing factor to leg and back pain.
NO NEED TO OPEN UP THE SPINE
The endoscope allows the Interventionist to use a keyhole incision to access the herniated disc.
NO NEED TO CUT THE BONES AND MUSCLES
Muscle and tissue are dilated when accessing the disc. This leads to less tissue destruction, less postoperative pain, quicker recovery times, earlier rehabilitation, and avoidance of general anesthesia.
NO NEED TO REMOVE THE HEALTHY PORTION OF DISC
The excellent visualization via the endoscope permits the Interventionist to selectively remove a portion of the herniated nucleus pulposus that is contributing to the patients leg and back pain.
NO HOSPITALIZATION IS NEEDED
The procedure is performed in aday care setting. Procedure takes approximately 1 hour. This procedure is done under local Anesthesia and under Fluoroscopy and endoscopic guidance.
No Cutting – No Bleeding – No Scarring
- Prevent irreversible damage from old cutting Spine Surgery.
- Highly effective and safe as compared to surgery.
- Patients can be discharged in one day.
Who may require Endoscopic Discectomy ?
Individuals suffering from chronic low back pain and disability may benefit from a PELD Procedure. it is often used to treat patients suffering from degenerated discs, bulging discs or herniated discs that compress upon the surrounding structures within the spinal canal causing nerve compression, sciatica and low back pain.
Prolapsed portion of the Disc can be removed selectively under vision.
Selective Endoscopic Discectomy