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Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Micro Discectomy

Is Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Microdiscectomy Right for Me?

Our spinal surgeon uses the anterior endoscopic cervical microdiscectomy procedure to treat patients with cervical degenerative disease, herniated discs and other spinal conditions – this procedure removes damaged discs in the cervical section of the spine, and does not require cervical fusion like other surgical procedures might.

Patients with a cervical disc that is damaged or herniated may experience severe pain, which can radiate to the shoulders and arms. Using this minimally invasive procedure, only the damaged or bulging portion of the cervical disc is removed.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the surgical area. An endoscope or tiny camera is used to view the area, and minimally invasive surgical tools are navigated to the cervical spine. The damaged parts of the vertebral disc are removed, while preserving the rest of the disc body.

Am I a Candidate for Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Microdiscectomy?

All surgical procedures, no matter how minimally invasive, come with risk. You should talk with your doctor about all of your options for treatment.

The anterior endoscopic cervical microdiscectomy procedure does not require as much recovery time and or healing as with a traditional open surgery. Q Spine Institute patients often return to their daily life, work, and activities more quickly and see improvements in their condition following surgery. Many patients who undergo a cervical endoscopic procedure are often able to drive just one week after surgery.

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