The Endoscopic Micro-Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for removal of the intervertebral disc hernia.
When there is clinical evidence of neurological damage, there is an indication for surgical treatment.
The surgical operation
It is an operation that lasts for about 1 hour and the patient is placed in a prone position, under general anesthesia.
We use X-ray assistance (C-ARM) to be able to guide the skin incision at the level of the affected intervertebral space and the incision is about 1 cm from the midline. The operation is performed using a microscope and an endoscope, while a special tool removes the disc hernia and decompresses the nerve root.
Advantages of the method
One-day stay in the hospital and immediate patient mobilization
Small surgical incision
Reduced risk of complications compared to open discectomy (instability, infection, post-operative scar)
Faster return to work and normal activities