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Microendoscopic Discectomy

Overview

This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.

Guide Wire Inserted

A guide wire is inserted through a small incision and is pushed to the affected disc level. The surgeon uses a special type of x-ray machine called a fluoroscope to ensure that the route to the herniated disc is made in the correct location.

Dilating Tubes Inserted

A series of dilating tubes are passed over the guide wire to push apart the tissue down to the vertebrae. The guide wire is then removed.

Retractor Inserted

The tubular retractor, through which the surgery will be performed, is slid over the dilating tubes. It is positioned on the bone surface. All the dilating tubes are then removed.

Instruments Inserted​

A surgical light and small camera or microscope are used to see through the tube. Surgical instruments are used to clear away bone and soft tissue in order to access the spinal canal.

Spinal Nerves Moved

The surgeon uses a nerve retractor to gently move the nerve away from the herniated disc.

Hereniated Portion Cleared

The herniated portion of the disc is removed and the area is cleared, which allows room for the nerve to move back to its normal position.

End of Procedure

The tubular retractor is removed, allowing the body tissue to close around the surgery area. The surface wound is closed with a small bandage.

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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Meet Tom Winders

Businessman, golfer & back pain conqueror
For a while, the only place Tom Winders could get a decent night’s sleep was on his living room love seat, where he could position his back just right. That’s when he knew something had to be done.

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