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Endoscopic Foraminotomy Quick Facts

How It Works:

  • Our doctors make small 1-inch incision
  • Decompression surgery performed to open up the passageway that spinal nerves
  • An endoscope (tiny microscope) is used for better visualization
  • Bone, tissue, or disc material causing pain by obstructing nerve passageways is removed
  • A fast recovery – patients can to return to normal activities within days

Typical Conditions:

  • Pinched or Compressed Nerve
  • Bulging or Herniated Disc
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tingling and Numbness

Highly successful and minimally invasive solution to eliminating spinal nerve pain

Recovery Time*

3-4 weeks

* All recovery periods vary depending on the person or severity of the condition.

Is Endoscopic Foraminotomy Right for Me?

There are several spinal conditions that you might experience that can cause changes in the spinal foramina, the most common being herniated discs, degenerative disc complications, facet joint syndrome, and spondylosis. The natural process of aging, injury or excessive wear-and-tear can also be contributing factors to your condition.

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, or your condition has not improved with more conservative treatments, you should talk with your doctor about an endoscopic foraminotomy procedure:

  • Radiating pain
  • Pain that persists for three months or longer
  • Limited mobility in the neck or back
  • Weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities
  • Difficulty performing regular daily activities without pain

The minimally invasive endoscopic approach to a foraminotomy allows for Dr. Q to remove a small amount of bone in the spinal foramina, relieving pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. If necessary, Dr. Q may perform other surgical procedures alongside the foraminotomy to treat any other conditions that might exacerbate nerve compression.

Am I Candidate for Endoscopic Foraminotomy?

A foraminotomy relieves pressure on spinal nerves and blood vessels, which helps to provide a patient relief from pain, numbness, and other symptoms. We use an endoscopic approach at Q Spine Institute as an outpatient procedure, and typically our patients are able to leave on the same day as the procedure.

All surgeries come with some kind of risk, so you should consider more conservative treatments for your condition. If you are suffering from chronic pain, weakness or numbness, and non-surgical treatments have not provided relief for your condition, you may want to discuss endoscopic foraminotomy with your doctor.

Contact us today for an appointment to discuss minimally invasive surgical treatments like endoscopic foraminotomy – we look forward to hearing from you!

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