Endoscopic disc surgery
Definition of the Endoscopic Disc Surgery
Only a few specialized clinics offer endoscopic disc surgery, due to its demanding surgical technique.
During an endoscopic surgery, an endoscope, with a diameter of no more than 7 millimetres, is introduced through a small opening and led to the prolapsed disc. The prolapsed disc or extruded disc material can be removed precisely. In this way, the pinched spinal nerve roots are freed.
Endoscopic disc surgery reduces scar formation and post operative pain. Hospital stays are reduced to two days.