Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Lumbar Discoscopic Discectomy

This minimally-invasive procedure is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is performed through a small tubular device under local or epidural anesthesia, allowing the patient to leave the hospital the same day.

What is a lumbar discoscopic discectomy?

This detailed video explains the entire process of a lumbar discoscopic discectomy, including guide wire insertion, dilating tube insertion, working sleeve positioning, endoscope insertion, damaged portion removal, disc wall treatment, and ending the procedure. The patient may need a day of bed rest after the procedure and physical therapy. Most may return to normal activity within one to six weeks.