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Recovery of a micro endoscopic discectomy

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Several surgeons use an endoscope to do the disc removal while many more use a microscope. As long as the surgeon is well trained in the procedure th ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Roth
34 years experience Neurosurgery
No, usually not: There is little difference between endoscopic and microscopic treatments of herniated discs when both are done properly. Many endoscopic disc operatio ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is an option : Surgery is an option for a disc herniation causing primarily leg pain if you have failed 12 weeks of nonop care including: medication, exercise/physic ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the size and location of the disk herniation. Another factor is the surgeon: she or he may be more experienced and skilled with one or t ... Read More
Dr. Justin Esterberg
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc herniation: Both approaches to removing disc herniations are effective. The location of the herniation will dictated the best approach, whether more from the mi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
May be: If the disc is large enough that you are having weakness and/or constant numbness/pain in your leg(s), a minimally invasive discectomy (microscopic or ... Read More
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Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
Quite Possibly: If you are a surgical candidate (determined by a neurosurgeon with attention to specific radiologic findings), then yes, disc removal will help your i ... Read More
Dr. Estrada Bernard
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: First, if the nucleus pulposus is herniated, the disc integrity is already compromised. Second, in most cases of disc herniation surgery is not needed ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: It depends upon who is performing the procedure. It is a minimally invasive way of performing a cervical discectomy. A traditional anterior cervical ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
52 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Fenestration of an arachoid cyst: If the procedure was uncomplicated, I think within a week the patient should be able to ambulate, and within a month do parachute jumping. Obviously ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Recovery : Recovery time depends on the type of discectomy surgery you have, long long you have had the problem and the presence of nerve damage. Patients recov ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cervical fusion: Depend upon how many levels are being operated upon.Now a days a simple discectomy is rearly done and usually a bone fusion along with plate fixation ... Read More
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