What is Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy?
In the case of endoscopic cervical discectomy, the back surgeon inserts a specially designed endoscope into the neck also known as the cervical spine to remove herniated disc material that is causing pain. This minimally invasive surgery requires only a small incision and does not involve bone removal. With the guidance of x-ray imaging and magnified video, the orthopedic surgeon is able to precisely insert the surgical tools into the herniated disc space.
Benefits of Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy
When is Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy Recommended?
Most patients feel immediate relief after having an endoscopic discectomy and experience far less trauma than with traditional open back discectomy. Back surgery recovery, including walking as well as head and neck support, can begin within hours of surgery.
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