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Types of Endoscopic Spine Surgery

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Types of Endoscopic Spine Surgery

During the minimally invasive spine surgery, small incisions are made which minimizes the damage which is made around the ligaments and muscle of the spine. With the latest endoscopic spine surgery, the recovery is faster, reduced blood loss, and you can return to your normal life on time. Read the guide to learn the types of spine surgery.

Given below is the list of the different endoscopic spine surgery as mentioned by our spine surgeon:

Discectomy

The Discectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the material which presses the nerve root of the cord due to the bulging disc or herniated disc. This type of endoscopic spine surgery treats the pinched nerve, sciatica, bone spur, or radiating pain through the limbs.

During the surgery, small incisions are made which helps the surgeon to have a speedy recovery. The patient is given general anesthesia and it takes around less than an hour.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is the surgery in which the disc is removed through the neck front so that the pressure from the spine is released and the patient gets relief from the pain. Along with the procedure, fusion surgery is combined which stabilizes the neck. This surgical procedure treats the degenerative disc and herniated disc disease.

Foraminotomy

A foraminotomy procedure widens the tunnel in the back. With this surgical procedure the symptom of pinched nerve i.e. nerve root compression which includes pain, muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling. This surgical procedure treats the following conditions which include:

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve (nerve root compression)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Bone spur
  • Sciatica

Laminectomy

In this surgical procedure, the lamina is removed and it helps to take away the pressure from the spinal nerve or spinal cord. This procedure can be performed at any spine level and the technique is minimally invasive. Patients undergoing the single-level or two-level stenosis can go home on the same day of the surgery. This procedure is used to treat the degenerative disc. A herniated disc, or spinal stenosis.

Spinal fusion

The spinal fusion procedure is helpful to join the bone in the spine permanently so that they cannot move. To make sure there is movement between them the graft is used which are of different materials. As per your condition, the surgeon will choose the right one for you. With the spinal fusion, the person can get relief from the following conditions which include:

  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Infection
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Fracture
  • Tumor

Resection of Synovial Cyst

During this procedure, the synovial cyst along with the structure which compresses the nerves. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and this way the need for fusion surgery can be avoided in most cases.

If you are facing a problem then you should visit our surgeon and get detailed information about which type of surgery will suit you the best.

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