Fast facts on Micro-Endoscopic Discectomy/Decompression:
- Minimally invasive procedure to remove herniated disc compressing on the nerve root.
- Surgery is done through a small incision, typically 1 to 1.5 cm.
- Allows quicker recovery and rehabilitation. Patients typically go home the same day evening or early the next day.
What is Micro-endoscopic discectomy:
A Micro-Discectomy reduces pressure on a spinal nerve root by removing the material that is causing the discomfort. It is commonly used to treat a herniated disc. A tiny portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material under the nerve root are removed during the treatment. Leg discomfort (also known as radiculopathy or sciatica) is frequently relieved more effectively by a Micro-discectomy (also known as a microdecompression).
After a microdiscectomy for leg discomfort, patients usually get pain reduction nearly immediately. They will normally be in a lot less discomfort when they leave the procedure.
Numbness, weakness, and other neurological symptoms in the leg and foot might take weeks or months to resolve while the nerve root heals and any numbness or weakness fades.
A 24-year-old male with left-sided sciatica pain caused by disc herniation at L5-S1 level. Failed non-operative treatment. He underwent a left-sided micro-endoscopic discectomy. Complete leg pain relief and discharged next day