Microdiscectomy in Union, NJ

Oasis Orthopedic and Spine provides Microdiscectomy Surgery in Union, NJ

One of the most common minimally invasive surgical procedures at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine is a Microdiscectomy. Sometimes referred to as microdecompression, this procedure is often used to treat a herniated disc. Other common conditions treated by a Microdiscectomy include sciatica pain, radiculopathy, bulging discs, and low back pain.

During a Microdiscectomy, your orthopedic surgeon will remove the portion of the spinal disc that is pressing on the affected nerve, thus causing your pain. At Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Union, NJ, the primary tools for a Microdiscectomy include a tubular retractor and endoscope. The tubular retractor, which is hollow, is inserted through a very small incision, giving the surgeon access to the area of pain. Next, an endoscope, which is a small tube with a camera on the end, is inserted through the tubular retractor, to locate the damaged material. Then the damaged material is removed. Results can typically be felt immediately after this surgery.

The surgeons and specialists at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Union, NJ prefer Microdiscectomies over traditional open discectomy because they are faster and less painful. Other benefits of Microdiscectomies include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage
  • Reduced risk of infection and
  • Less rehabilitation required
  • Outpatient procedure

The team at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine in Union, NJ are ready to help you end your back pain and return to the life you deserve. If you think a Microdiscectomy could be the right treatment option for you, request an appointment below.