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What is a transforinal lumber endoscopic disectomy?

What is a transforinal lumber endoscopic disectomy?

Diskectomy with cath: A catheter is inserted through the skin & is guided by fluoroscopy through the foramen into the disk space and suction is used 2 remove the disk. Usually done @ a pain clinic or a radiological interventionist. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

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


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Is an endoscopic discectomy a good suggestion for people with a herniated disk?

Is an endoscopic discectomy a good suggestion for people with a herniated disk?

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 then it is a viable (although less common) option. ...Read more

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Which is better in removing herniated disc. The microdiscectomy vs endoscopic discectomy?

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 more

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Is an endoscopic percutaneous discectomy to remove herniated np thereby disrupting integrity of disc a good ideafor someone in high impact sports?

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 endoscopic) is typically a good option. Please consult your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after having a lumbar discectomy?

Depends: Most discectomy patients can return to a sedentary job within 3-6 weeks. Patients with physical demanding jobs may require reconditioning afterwards and may have a slightly longer return to work. ...Read more

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Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

If the selection: For such surgery is done properly it's advantage is that it can be done using MINIMALLY INVASIVE approaches (eg small incision "band-aid surgery")

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Hi I had lumbar disectomy surgery on my L5 s1. If still possible I can come back in my jiu jitsu and octagon fight?

Hi I had lumbar disectomy surgery on my L5 s1. If still possible I can come back in my jiu jitsu and octagon fight?

Talk with surgeon: I find it hard to believe that the person who operated on you hasn't discussed this and made recommendations. If they said no, then don't search online for an opinion from someone who doesn't really know you. ...Read more

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Having pain behind my eye and standing dizziness. Dura was ruptured 4wks ago during lumbar disectomy. Could working have caused re-rupture?

Having pain behind my eye and standing dizziness. Dura was ruptured 4wks ago during lumbar disectomy. Could working have caused re-rupture?

Possible: Sounds like you possess a spinal fluid leak (like a post-LP postural headache), and have dropping intracranial pressure when standing, which produces your symptoms. Suggest evaluation for a blood patch, which hopefully, will end the problem ...Read more

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Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

Is reherniation after lumbar laminectomy with discectomy possible?

No: If there was a complete diskectomy, there is nothing left to herniated, but if the surgeon just shaved the disk, then re-herniation can occur. ...Read more

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I had lumbar discectomy my L5 s1 I was wandering how long the dics closed/heal?

I had lumbar discectomy my L5 s1 I was wandering how long the dics closed/heal?

Usually after 12: Weeks one can resume all activities if without ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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I am going for a lumbar discectomy 3 weeks after having a steroid epidural for back pain. Is this ok or shall I leave the epidural.?

Right hand left hand: 1st i'd make sure both your surgeon and pain physician both know what the other doctor is doing. That always leads to best outcome. An epidural can be done before discotomy however if you're sure your having the surgery I'm not sure an epidural prior to would be of great use. Call both doctors' offices and let them know the whole plan! ...Read more

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What to do if I am 8 weeks pregnant n about three months ago I had a lumbar discectomy n my specialist wants me to have an update. Should I wait for my 20wk?

What to do if I am 8 weeks pregnant n about three months ago I had a lumbar discectomy n my specialist wants me to have an update. Should I wait for my 20wk?

Wait if possible: Your spine surgeon wants an update? Of.....your MRI?? If so, then MRI is considered safe during pregnancy, but if it can wait until 20 weeks, then all the better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Week 2 of lumbar discectomy. How long for numbness to ease off of leg and when can I take a bath instead of a shower?

Week 2 of lumbar discectomy. How long for numbness to ease off of leg and when can I take a bath instead of a shower?

Need sealed incision: Soaking in a tub requires a completely sealed incision, so ones surgeon should inspect it to give the ok. The time required for paresthesia (numbness) to resolve is variable; factors influencing this include the degree of pressure upon the spinal cord or its nerve roots and the duration of the compression. ...Read more

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Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Hello, is there any long term complication for lumbar (l5 s1) discectomy and laminectomy for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Thank you?

Pain, instability: Discectomies work well in immediate pain control, but after some time (5-10 years) they may lead to instability and need for segmental fusion. ...Read more

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Mri shows herniated lumbar disc but no back pain only sciatica. Esi only lasted a few days. Chiro recommends discectomy. Any non-surgical options?

Mri shows herniated lumbar disc but no back pain only sciatica. Esi only lasted a few days. Chiro recommends discectomy. Any non-surgical options?

Non-surg back option: Physical therapy can benefit even long-term degenerative disc disease sufferers, aimed at muscle relaxation then equilibration, opening intervertebral disc spaces for discs to return to their normal shape, and physical pain relief. Tens units & licensed massage therapy help pain without side effects. Swimming helps strengthen back muscles without jarring or grinding down discs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Upper spinal and muscle pain after l5s1 lumbar discectomy sugery for 9 wks now, no fever but pain radiate to front rib for 2 days and sweat. Normal?

Upper spinal and muscle pain after l5s1 lumbar discectomy sugery for 9 wks now, no fever but pain radiate to front rib for 2 days and sweat. Normal?

Possibly: However, you should continue to see your spine surgeon regularly until at least 6 months post op and inform her or him of these symptoms. It is possible you are having a nerve impingement syndrome or muscle spasm. It should be fully evaluated, thus an MRI or EMG may be in order. Also have you started PT to strengthen your core, as that would be the next step!!! keep me posted. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more