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Micro Endoscopic Discectomy
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
Disc herniation: Both approaches to removing disc herniations are effective. The location of the herniation will dictated the best approach, whether more from the middle of the spine to an approach from the side of the spine. Many spine surgeons have experience with both microdiscectomy and endoscopic. It is important to discuss these approaches with the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an endoscopic percutaneous discectomy to remove herniated np thereby disrupting integrity of disc a good ideafor someone in high impact sports?
Depends: It depends upon who is performing the procedure. It is a minimally invasive way of performing a cervical discectomy. A traditional anterior cervical discectomy or even a posterior discectomy are both very well tolerated operations even when not done endoscopically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!!: Microdiscectomy, whether performed traditionally or thru miss technique performed for the correct diagnosis routinely result in excellent results. For discectomy there is a 90% excellent outcome. Hopefully in the future we will be able to achieve a 100% excellent outcome! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In the proper scenario, a microdiscectomy can be very helpful. Disc herniations can cause pain, numbness and weakness. If the symptoms have not gone away with conservative modalities, such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural injections, then surgery is a good option. The procedure takes out the herniated portion through a small incision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications. ...Read more
I had micro discectomy but needed second op when bone fragments and disc debris was found is this usual or a poor first surgery?
During a minimally invasive micro discectomy a CSF leak occurred & repaired should I have been sent home the same day?
Probably: CSF leak is a not uncommon occurrence during microdiscectomy. When this happens, every effort is made at the time of surgery to repair the dural opening and prevent leakage. If CSF leakage through the incision occurs, this should be resutured, and sometimes a reoperation is necessary. The leak usually doesn't occur for several days, however, so there is no advantage to keeping the patient. ...Read more
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