This revolutionary minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery has proven to be an alternative and reliable method for spine surgery that can be achieved through various methods utilizing small access channels to the spine. The EndoLIF® access now minimizes the open “submuscular access” to an endoscopically assisted fusion access to the intervertebral disc, such as interbody fusion with the EndoLIF® O-Cage.
What this means is much like the approach to the Endoscopic Rhizotomy and Endoscopic Microdiscectomy the EndoLIF® – Lumbar Interbody Fusion surgery allows our surgeon to introduce an implant through a minimally invasive technique with significant tissue trauma reduction and shortened recovery time. This is also an out-patient surgery for most health patients.
With the use of a camera, our surgeon performs the surgery through the small working channel to remove the damaged disc, remove small amount of lamina (bone) to free compressed nerves, and then place the implant to create stabilization in the lumbar spine. This endoscopic surgical method is viewed as a gentle further alternative to microsurgical techniques.
A bulging disc is quite common, and usually remains undetected until the disc bulge comes in contact with adjacent nerves leading to pain and other symptoms.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is not truly a disease, but more of a chain of events that naturally occur as we age. There is no avoiding degenerative disc disease, but you may slow its progress.
As the outer shell of your disc begins to toughen or dry up, a painful crack or tear could happen. Learn what a disc tear is, and how you can recover from it.
Failed Back & Neck Surgery
There are many reasons why back or neck surgery may provide lackluster results. Bad diagnosis, unskilled surgeon, or improper healing; which is it?
Facet Joint Syndrome
Facet Joint Syndrome refers to the degeneration of the arthritic changes that occur in your facet joints. Age and daily wear and tear are the most common culprits.
Foraminal Stenosis describes the narrowing of the foramen. As the foramen narrows, exiting nerves can become compressed causing pain and other symptoms.
Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. We will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.
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