If you suffer from a herniated disc and exhausted all non-surgical treatment options without finding relief from your symptoms, then your Oasis orthopedic surgeon may recommend an Endoscopic Discectomy.
At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ, Endoscopic Discectomy spine surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. The most common condition treated by an Endoscopic Discectomy is a herniated disc
. Other common conditions treated by an Endoscopic Discectomy include:
If you suffer from any of these conditions and have exhausted all non-surgical treatment options without finding relief from your symptoms, then your Oasis orthopedic surgeon may recommend an eEndoscopic Discectomy.
What Happens During an Endoscopic Discectomy Surgery at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ?
An Endoscopic Discectomy at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ begins in a private procedure room where intravenous sedation is administered. Next, your Oasis orthopedic surgeon will create a small incision and insert a port. Through the port a camera is inserted and is also used as a passage for various surgical tools. This will guide your Oasis orthopedic surgeon as they remove the impeding soft tissue; typically a piece of disc material.
The procedure is much less traumatic than a traditional back surgery because the orthopedic surgeon does not need to cut through muscle, rather they can gently move it aside to get to the area. After the rogue soft tissue is removed, the port is removed and the incision is closed with 1-2 stitches.
Your Endoscopic Discectomy Treatment Plan at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ
A traditional back surgery is often unnecessarily traumatic for patients suffering from a herniated disc, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, or osteoarthritis. The orthopedic surgeons at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Union, NJ prefer an Endoscopic Discectomy because it offers smaller incisions, a reduced risk of muscle damage, and less recovery time.
If you would like to learn more about Endoscopic Discectomy at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ, request an appointment below.