Spinal pain, especially in the lower back (lumbar part), constitutes a worldwide problem both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. More than 80% of all adults will experience spinal pain at some stage of their lives, which is usually caused by an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle. Spine disorders report among the most serious diseases in the world.
It is estimated that in 90% of cases, it is the intervertebral disc damage that causes back pain leading to discopathy.
Treatment methods for spine diseases used nowadays are microsurgical procedures, among others. Some patients undergo open surgery. In this case, the operation lasts two hours and patients have to stay in hospital for about 5 to 10 days.
Minimally invasive endoscopic procedures constitute an alternative and they are carried out in our hospital.
All endoscopic surgeries are effective in treating debilitating lumbar radiculalgia when pharmacological treatment does not bring any effect and the morphological changes in the disc are relatively small, making it impossible for the patient to be qualified for traditional surgery.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy involves either reducing or removing the nucleus pulposus which exerts pressure on the spinal nerves using an endoscope. This method is completely safe and does not lead to any complications. Appropriate qualification for the surgery and the surgery itself guarantee long-term success in treating spine diseases, particularly dyscopathy.
This technique provides the surgeon with good visibility of the operation field. In addition, an endoscope can be fixed at a level of the vertebral arch and it lightens the area being operated on.
The method allows for short-stay admissions and guarantees quick recovery after rehabilitation has been provided, which is a definite advantage of this technique. Moreover, the surgery is carried out with absolute precision.