OrthoTexas, Frisco provides comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatment for a wide range of back conditions. The spine specialists have extensive experience in performing endoscopic spine surgery to treat acute or chronic problems in upper, middle and lower back.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a microscopic instrument, known as endoscope, to treat various spinal conditions. It involves making micro incisions in the back through which a thin fiber optic video camera is inserted in order to have a clear view of the affected structures of the spine. The endoscope has a built-in light source and lens to transmit the image of the spine to the attached video screen.

Endoscopic spine surgery is aimed at removing tissue adhesions from around the affected nerves. This helps to identify the extent of harm caused to the spinal nerves and reposition the damaged tissues so that the medications can be administered effectively.

When Is Endoscopic Spine Surgery Recommended?

The spine surgeon may recommend endoscopic spine surgery to the patients suffering from:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Spinal Joint Arthritis
  • Slipped Vertebrae
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Facet Disease
  • Congenital deformities in the spine
  • Abnormal Curvature
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spinal Infections

Endoscopic Spine Surgery: The Procedure

Endoscopic spine surgery may be performed as an outpatient procedure under the effect of a local anesthesia. The surgeon makes small incisions, usually less than 10mm, in the affected part of the spine. The muscles, arteries and nerves are carefully moved to insert an endoscope and microscopic surgical tool through the incisions.

While viewing the spinal anatomy on the monitor, the surgeon removes or repairs the damaged structures without affecting the surrounding tissues and nerves. After the procedure, the muscles are put back into place and all the surgical tools are extracted. The spine surgeon then seals the incisions and covers them with a bandage.

Benefits Of Endoscopic Spine Surgery

  • Usually performed on an outpatient basis
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less damage to muscles and soft tissues
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Minimal scar tissue formation
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Earlier return to daily activities
  • Reduced dosage of pain medications

For more information about the benefits of endoscopic spine surgery, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.