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Endoscopic Spine Surgery

If you are considering endoscopic spine surgery in Phoenix (or anywhere in Arizona), you’ll want to see the area’s premiere endoscopic spine surgery specialists. Dr. Rafath Baig is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with decades of experience treating the spine. Endoscopic spine surgery can address both cervical and lumbar issues, providing multiple treatment options for eligible candidates.

What is endoscopic cervical spine surgery?

Endoscopic spine surgery is a revolutionary development in the field of spine surgery, allowing major spinal surgical procedures to be done through very small incisions with reduced pain, risk, and recovery time.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the neck and inserts an endoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it. The camera provides a clear view of the inside of the neck and the surgical instruments are inserted through additional small incisions. The surgeon then uses these instruments to decompress the spinal canal. Endoscopic spine surgery allows the surgeon to access and treat damaged vertebrae, through a small incision.

What is Lumbar Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Similar to cervical endoscopic spine surgery, lumbar endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat conditions in the lower back. This advanced technique involves making small incisions in the lumbar region to insert an endoscope and surgical instruments. The surgeon then uses these tools to address issues such as herniated discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, and other lumbar spine conditions.

What can endoscopic spine surgery treat?

Many procedures that once could only be performed as open procedures involving a large incision and a significant amount of cutting and dissecting of muscle tissue and bone, can now be done minimally-invasively using endoscopy.

Not all spine surgeries can be done endoscopically, and not all patients are candidates, but in many cases, the following conditions can be treated with minimally invasive endoscopic spinal procedures:

Benefits of endoscopic cervical spine surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery, whether cervical or lumbar, has changed the field of spine surgery for the better, making spinal procedures safer, less painful, and easier to recover from. To get an idea of how the procedures are performed, the below videos are a good guide:

Let’s Find Out if Spinal Endoscopic Surgery in Arizona Is Right For You

If you are considering endoscopic spine surgery in Phoenix, you are in a much better position than before this advanced technique was available. The procedure is significantly less invasive, offering a more comfortable and quicker recovery. With minimal downtime, it is typically an outpatient procedure that causes little alteration to your spinal anatomy and can often prevent the need for spinal fusion. Not all spine surgeons have mastered this state-of-the-art technique, but Dr. Rafath Baig has undergone extensive training to perform this procedure, ensuring you receive the highest level of care.

That said, surgery is still surgery, and it should always be something that’s treated as the final resort or last option to other approaches if any of those other approaches are potentially helpful and healing. Of course, every patient is different and every experience of spinal pain and discomfort is different, which means that every patient needs to be helped on a completely individual basis.

Dr. Rafath Baig is always available to discuss all of the potential options with all of his patients. That’s simply the best way to take care of people.

As such, if you are a candidate for endoscopic spine surgery in Arizona, then he will sit with you to review how it works, how it’s done, what you should expect, and how you should prepare for it. He will also discuss any and all other options with you so that you can make an informed decision together based on your best interests and nothing else.

You deserve that much and more, as you are the one who is suffering. Endoscopic spine surgery in Arizona is a worthwhile consideration for a lot of patients who are dealing with spine issues, so if this includes you it’s time to take the next step and move toward a final treatment decision.

Not all spine conditions require surgery. To find the best treatment for your spine condition, call our office locations in Mesa and Phoenix to schedule a personalized, face-to-face consultation with spine surgeon Dr. Baig and the endoscopic spine surgery specialists at Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center.

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