Endoscopic Spine Surgery
It’s the most advanced technique available to patients who suffer from disc hernia and canal stenosis problems.
This least invasive surgery is usually done through one centimetre or less incisions and often as a day case. Most patients are able to go home on the same day of surgery with minimal pain compared to open microsurgery. Patients are also able to return to their normal life and work within two to four weeks after surgery. By avoiding many of the complications which are inherently attached to open traditional surgery including bleeding, infection and adhesions around nerve tissues, endoscopy offers patients the same benefits with much smaller incisions and lower complications rate.
It’s important to highlight that although endoscopy is part of the minimally invasive techniques, it’s very different from minimally invasive micro-tubular surgery, wrongly referred to by endoscopic surgery as well. Micro-tubular surgery involves the use of a tube and the surgical microscope and therefore is a more refined form of microsurgery. Endoscopic surgery is totally different and is proven to be superior to microsurgery including tubular microsurgery. With massive leaps in technology and fibreoptics, endoscopes are now sitting the standard for spine surgery. Razi Spine Clinic moved from micro-tubular surgery to full endoscopic spine surgery in 2017, because we firmly believe in its many advantages to patients, and this has become our exclusive field of practice.