ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY (Sutureless & Blood less Pin hole technique for Slipped Disc)
ENDOSCOPIC DISSECTOMY and Microdiscectomy
If you suffer from Low Back Pain or Sciatica that has failed to respond to conservative treatment, this revolutionary treatment may be an option for you.
What is a DISSECTOMY?
A Discectomy is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure proven to reduce pain caused by Disc herniations (Sciatica) that are unresponsive to conservative, non-surgical therapy. Also called Microlumbar discectomy (MLD), this is a truly advanced procedure whereby a physician can remove the herniated or protruding portion of an intervertebral disc that is compressing the spinal cord and affecting the nerve root – essentially shrinking an injured or bulging disc, taking pressure off of a painful nerve and reducing pain.
A Discectomy is a safe and effective procedure that has been performed on over 100, 000 patients around the world. Compared to conventional spine surgery, there is less post-operative pain, faster recovery and a quicker return to the activities you love.
A Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure indicated for pain that has failed to respond to conservative treatments and therapy (i.e. medication, physical therapy, epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, etc). Including:
1.Low Back Pain
4.Lumbar Radiculopathy (low back pain that radiates into the leg(s)
What Are The BENEFITS?
This revolutionary procedure has been proven to reduce pain and restore function in patients with Low Back Pain and Sciatica. Because this is a minimally invasive procedure there are a number of BENEFITS :
2.Smaller, more cosmetically pleasing scars
4.Decreased postoperative narcotics
5.Reduced operative time
6.Less soft tissue damage, due to reduced muscle retraction
7.Reduced blood loss
8.Less painful surgical incisions that heal faster
10.Less postoperative pain
11.Many times can be performed as an outpatient
12.Quicker return to work and activities
How Does It Work?
A discectomy is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed in one of three ways:
(A)Percutaneous Discectomy – A small percutaneous (through the skin via a needle-puncture) probe is inserted into the disc and a small amount of the center of the disc is removed. (B)Microdiscectomy – A small incision is made in the skin and a special retractor is used to allow your physician to visualize the disc. Once the disc is visible, small instruments are used to shrink the disc under direct visualization. (C)ENDOSCOPIC DISCECTOMY – A small incision in the skin is made (approximately 1 inch) and then a port is inserted and advanced down onto the disc. Then an endoscope is inserted through the port. This allows your physician to see the disc and surrounding tissue on a large monitor using the camera to transmit images of the disc. Then the procedure is performed by passing instruments through the endoscope to accomplish the same goal as a pair of hands. The light illuminates the area of the procedure and the camera provides surgeons with an inside view, enabling surgical access to the affected area of the spine.
When Will I Feel Better?
The positive effects of the procedure varies from person to person. Some patients report pain relief immediately. As the procedure takes place in 2 parts (the removal of the excess disc material then the cauterization of the damaged disc lining) the healing/pain relief is felt in 2 phases.
There will be some initial pain relief that will take place within the first week after the procedure as a result of the removal of excess disc material causing the disc to bulge or herniate. With the extra material is gone, the pressure on the spine will be relieved somewhat.
The second phase of relief is due to the cauterization of the disc lining – this can take up to 6 weeks to fully take effect.
Is a Discectomy Right for Me?
If traditional treatments and therapies have not provided you relief, a discectomy may be an option. It’s LESS AGGRESSIVE and LESS EXPENSIVE than major surgery. The procedure is minimally invasive by nature and the RECOVERY TIME is drastically SHORTER.
If you are suffering from Chronic Back Pain or Sciatica due to a Disc herniation, contact to Dr.Ravi khatri Pain Physician DARD The Ortho & Cancer Pain managment centre Jaipur Rajasthan today and schedule an appointment . to see if you are a candidate for one of these state of the art treatments.
DARD The Ortho & Cancer Pain Managment centre is dedicated to patient care and pain relief. We strive to help patients avoid major surgery, and we are deeply committed to excellence in personal healthcare.