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Learn About Microendoscopic Discectomies

Pain in the neck or back is sometimes related to an injury or condition in the spine. Usually, doctors will try to treat this kind of pain with conservative methods like physical therapy or drugs. However, if these treatments do not work or if your condition is too severe to begin with, you may need spinal surgery.

One type of spinal surgery that can help you if you have a herniated disc (which is a common cause of spinal pain) is a microendoscopic discectomy.

To find out more about our minimally invasive disc removal surgery in Miami, contact iRISE Spine and Joint today.

What Is Microendoscopic Discectomy?

The objective of microendoscopic discectomy is to remove the portion of the herniated disc that is putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This may sound like an intense procedure, but it’s actually minimally invasive.

During this procedure, the surgeon uses an endoscopic tube. This tube has a camera in it that offers the surgeon a view of the operation area, and it allows small surgical instruments to pass through. This means the surgeon does not need to make a large incision to access the operation area.

This offers many benefits, including:

  • Less pain: Since the surgeon does not need to make a large incision or cut through muscles and soft tissue, the pain during recovery is minimal.
  • Faster recovery: Recovery is generally quick for microendoscopic discectomy patients because there is little cutting involved. Many patients can return home the same day, though some may need to stay in the hospital for a night or two to observe the healing progress.
  • Does not need spinal fusion: Surgeons follow up many procedures with a spinal fusion to support the vertebrae in the spine. Since microendoscopic discectomy only removes a small portion of the disc, there is usually still plenty of support, so fusion is not necessary.

Is Microendoscopic Discectomy Safe?

Although microendoscopic discectomy is minimally invasive and complications are rare, possible risks include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood loss
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reaction
  • Herniated disc

Are you living with chronic back or neck pain caused by a herniated disc? If conservative treatments aren’t working, you should talk to one of our surgeons about microendoscopic discectomy in Miami.

Get started by calling us at (888) 966-9750 today to schedule an appointment.

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