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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:

  • 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 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

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