If you are suffering from chronic back pain or other spinal conditions, you may be considering spine surgery. However, the thought of undergoing a traditional open surgery with a large incision and lengthy recovery time can be daunting. Fortunately, there is another option. The renowned specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, with five California locations, offer minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery.
What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?
Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat spinal conditions. It involves the use of an endoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light attached, to allow the surgeon to see and operate on the spine without making large incisions. It is commonly used to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other degenerative spinal conditions.
Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers these endoscopic procedures for spinal treatment:
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Endoscopic Foraminotomy
- Endoscopic Laminectomy
- Endoscopic Surgical Stabilization
Schedule a consultation with one of our surgical specialists to learn more and find out which procedure would be best to treat your condition.
Why Should I Have Endoscopic Spine Surgery?
Here are five reasons why you should consider minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery:
- Smaller Incision – One of the biggest advantages of minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery is the smaller incision. Instead of a large incision, only a small incision is made. This means less trauma to the surrounding tissue and muscles, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery time.
- Reduced Risk of Infection – Because the incision is smaller, there is a reduced risk of infection. Additionally, the use of an endoscope allows for a more precise surgery, reducing the risk of complications.
- Quicker Recovery Time – With a smaller incision and less trauma to the surrounding tissue and muscles, the recovery time is significantly shorter than with traditional open surgery. In fact, many patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks.
- Less Pain and Scarring – Because minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery is less traumatic than traditional open surgery, there is less pain and scarring. The smaller incision means less damage to the surrounding tissue and muscles, resulting in less pain and a smaller scar.
- High Success Rate – Minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery has a high success rate, with patients experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms. This is due in part to the use of an endoscope, which allows for a more precise surgery.
California Neck and Back Pain Treatment
If you are considering spine surgery, it is important to explore all of your options. Minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery offers numerous benefits over traditional open surgery, including a smaller incision, reduced risk of infection, quicker recovery time, less pain and scarring and a high success rate. Contact one of the five Allied Pain & Spine Institute clinics nearest you to discuss this option with our specialists to determine if it is right for you.
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