The Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy back surgery procedure is used to treat lumbar disc tears, bulges, herniated discs, radiculitis, and radiculopathy. If persistent low back or buttock pain is unresponsive to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, surgical and non-surgical manipulations, manipulations under anesthesia, spinal injections or previous surgery, Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (ELD) may be warranted.
This is a surgical procedure where the patient is brought to the operating room with intravenous sedation. Under local anesthesia, a small tube is inserted in the lumbar spine area under X-ray guidance. Using a camera looking through the tube, the annular tear, bulging disc or herniated disc is easily located.
Depending upon the damage, we can either remove a section of the herniated disc with micro-instruments or treat a small disc bulge or annular tear with a laser. This vaporizes disc material, kills pain nerves inside the disc, and hardens the disc to prevent further leakage of disc material to the surrounding nerves.
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