Specializing in Endoscopic Cervical Spine Surgery in Arizona
If you are considering endoscopic cervical 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.
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 remove or repair the damaged tissue.
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 minimally invasive endoscopic spinal procedures:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Vertebral compression fractures and other spine trauma
- Spinal instability
- Infections or tumors of the spine
Benefits of endoscopic cervical spine surgery
Endoscopic cervical 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 endoscopic cervical spine surgery in Phoenix , then as you saw above you’re in a better position than you would have been 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 you need spinal endoscopic 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 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 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 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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