Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Traditionally, any spine surgery meant open surgery, with long surgery hours and long incisions to allow for a better view and more flexibility. This meant longer recovery time, more blood loss and higher risks.
- Patients suffering from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome, etc. would benefit from an endoscopic spine surgery which allows to treat the spine with minimal invasion while retaining the benefit of a good view. The procedure is usually for less than an hour and the patient can start moving around within hours.
- The benefits of an endoscopic spine surgery are plenty: microscopic incision, minimal or no blood loss, immediate recovery, reduced pain meds, preservation of spinal mobility, mostly local anaesthesia, same day surgery, high success rates, improved quality of life and no removal of muscle or bone.
- However, not all spine surgeries can be performed endoscopically. Surgeries dealing with spinal instability and involving spinal fusion and fixation cannot be done endoscopically.