Spinal disc disorders, such as herniated or bulging discs, can cause debilitating pain and discomfort, often limiting a person's ability to perform everyday activities. In recent years, advances in medical technology have led to the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating these conditions. Microscopic and Endoscopic Disc Surgeries offer precise and effective solutions, significantly reducing tissue trauma, recovery times, and post-operative discomfort.
- Herniated Discs: Also known as slipped or ruptured discs, this condition occurs when the soft material inside a disc bulges or leaks out, pressing on nearby nerves. Endoscopic discectomy is often used to remove or reduce the herniated portion of the disc.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: This age-related condition occurs when intervertebral discs lose hydration and elasticity, leading to pain and mobility issues. Endoscopic techniques can be used to remove damaged disc tissue and relieve pressure on nerves.
- Sciatica: Often caused by herniated discs, sciatica is characterized by pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down to the legs. Endoscopic surgery can relieve this pressure on the sciatic nerve.
- Foraminal Stenosis: This condition involves the narrowing of the foramina, the openings in the spine through which nerves exit. Endoscopic foraminotomy can be used to enlarge the foramen and relieve nerve compression.
- Spinal Stenosis: In cases where spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) is caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs, endoscopic techniques can be used to remove these obstructions.
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: For some patients who continue to experience pain after traditional spine surgery, endoscopic techniques can be used for revision surgery to address unresolved issues.
- Chronic Low Back Pain: In certain cases where chronic low back pain is linked to disc problems, endoscopic procedures can provide relief.
- Annular Tears: These are small tears in the outer layer of a disc, which can cause severe pain. Endoscopic procedures can be used to treat these tears.
The Endoscopic Disc Surgery Department focuses on minimally invasive spine procedures that utilize an endoscope for treating various disc-related conditions of the spine. The key procedures performed by this department include:
- Endoscopic Discectomy: This is a minimally invasive surgery to remove or trim part of a herniated disc that is pressing on and irritating nerve roots. It involves the use of an endoscope for visualization and small surgical tools for the removal of the disc material.
- Endoscopic Foraminotomy: This procedure is performed to enlarge the vertebral foramen (the opening where nerve roots exit the spinal canal). It's used to relieve pressure caused by foraminal stenosis, which is often due to degenerative changes.
- Endoscopic Laminotomy: Similar to foraminotomy, this procedure involves removing a small portion of the lamina (the back part of the vertebra covering the spinal canal) to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, typically due to spinal stenosis.
- Endoscopic Facetectomy: This involves removing a part of the facet joint to relieve symptoms caused by facet joint syndrome or to gain access to a herniated disc.
- Endoscopic Rhizotomy: A minimally invasive procedure to sever nerve roots in the spinal cord to relieve chronic back pain.
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression (PELD): This is used for decompressing the spinal canal and nerve roots in cases of spinal stenosis or herniated discs.
- Endoscopic Annuloplasty: A procedure to treat annular tears in intervertebral discs, which can be a source of chronic low back pain.
- Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD): A minimally invasive procedure where a laser is used to vaporize a small portion of the disc nucleus, reducing its size and relieving pressure on nerve structures.
Advantages of Endoscopic Disc Surgeries
- Minimally Invasive Approach: Results in smaller incisions, less muscle disruption, and typically leads to a faster recovery.
- Reduced Pain and Blood Loss: Compared to traditional open spine surgeries, these procedures usually result in less postoperative pain and blood loss.
- Quicker Recovery: Patients often have a shorter hospital stay or are treated on an outpatient basis, returning to normal activities more quickly.
- High Precision: The use of an endoscope provides a clear view of the surgical area, allowing for precise treatment.
- Lower Risk of Infection and Complications: Smaller incisions reduce the risk of infection and other surgery-related complications.
- Preservation of Spinal Stability: Less removal of bone and muscle tissue means better preservation of spinal structure and function.
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