If you are suffering from a pain caused by your herniated discs pressing on nerve roots, then you need a Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Discectomy. This is a process where a long, thin, and flexible instrument called endoscope is inserted into the spinal discs.
The endoscope has its own lighting, which is used to eliminate the cause of your pain by removing a certain portion of your disc’s core. This process is preferred because it leads to less post-operative pain, less tissue trauma, and no need for general anesthesia. Lastly, you can recover quickly, even on the evening of the surgery. However, it is a very delicate operation and needs the hand of an experienced doctor to safely move the endoscopic in and out.
For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.