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Spinal Endoscopic Surgery in Arizona

What is endoscopic 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.

Endoscopic spine surgery allows the surgeon to access and treat damaged vertebrae through a small incision using a camera, dilating tubes, guidewires and real-time X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy).

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 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 endoscopic spinal procedures:

Benefits of endoscopic spine surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery has changed the field of spine surgery for the better, making spinal procedures safer, less painful, and easier to recover from.

Some of the benefits of this type of minimally-invasive spine surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions resulting in less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss during surgery
  • Little-to-no muscle damage
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced pain and need for pain medication
  • Faster recovery with less rehabilitation required

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

 

If you are facing the prospect of spinal endoscopic surgery in Arizona, then as you saw above you’re in a better position than you would have before this surgical technique came about. You’ll most likely face a procedure that’s much less invasive and you’ll be looking at a much more comfortable recovery. 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 spinal endoscopic surgery in Arizona is a possibility, 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 choice together based on your best interests and nothing else.

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

 Not all spine conditions require surgery. To find the best treatment for your spine condition, call our office locations in Phoenix to schedule a personalized, face-to-face consultation with spine surgeon Dr. Baig.