Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Less pain, faster recovery for herniated discs and spinal stenosis

Endoscopic spinal surgery at Synergy Spine Center can eliminate disabling pain in an one hour outpatient procedure—all without admission to the hospital.

Recent medical evidence confirms the results of our procedure are equal to those provided by spinal fusion for patients suffering from herniated discs as well as spinal stenosis. Compared to traditional spinal fusion, this minimally invasive procedure has fewer complications in tandem with a lower cost.

The alternative to spinal fusions, the full endoscopic operation utilizes a pencil-sized, lighted tube in an incision of less than 1/3 inch, which speeds recovery while giving the surgeon a much clearer field of vision to correct the issue. No screws, no rods, no plates complicate the recuperation. Our procedure removes only the hernia or stenosis build up—the source of the pain. The patient also receives better rest at home than in a hospital, furthermore speeding healing. Costs are substantially lower with comparable results.

Endoscopic spinal surgery approaches

The pictures above give a bird’s eye view of both procedures.

What to Expect

  • Patients will enter the pre-op area where vital signs are taken.
  • For those patients needing sedation, an IV will be started for the medication.
  • Patients will then enter the procedure room and lie face down on the procedural table with a pillow under the abdomen for lumbar procedures, or face up with a pillow under the head for cervical procedures.
  • Once correctly positioned, the skin overlying the site of the procedure is antiseptically cleaned and covered with sterile drapes. Local anesthesia will be injected to numb the area where the incision will be made.
  • The doctor will endoscopically repair the area of stenosis.
  • At the completion of the procedure, the incision is closed and a Band-aid dressing is applied.

Post-Procedural Follow-up

  • Avoid being on your feet for 2-3 hours following the facet joint injection.
  • Do not drive or operate dangerous equipment or machinery during this time.
  • Notify clinic staff if you experience prolonged pain at the incision site, fever, chills, dizziness, or leg or arm numbness that lasts more than 2-3 hours.
  • A drop or two of blood at the injection site is normal. Contact the office if you experience persistent bleeding or drainage at the injection site.
  • Follow all instructions for further care.
  • Expect to see results from the incision with 2-5 days. You may experience continued improvement over the next several days, and full benefit may take as long as two weeks to occur.
  • You may use any supplemental pain medications during this time.
  • Remember, follow-up care is essential to determine the success or failure of the procedure, and to plan further care based on the results.
  • Contact Synergy Spine Center staff with any additional questions or concerns.

Know your options. Understand what is offered. You choose the best path to less pain and better viability.


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