What is Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy?
Laser facet rhizotomy, also known as endoscopic facet rhizotomy, is a minimally invasive spine surgery that can provide back relief even when other treatments have failed. If you suffer from a spinal condition for more than 6 weeks that has not responded to other treatments then this procedure may give you the back pain relief you're seeking.
Laser facet rhizotomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery usually done as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under local anesthesia. During the procedure, the laser spine surgeon makes a small incision to insert an endoscope into the targeted location. The endoscope, a small flexible tube with a video camera, is placed so the small nerve branches which only have sensory function can be easily seen. The surgeon then uses a laser to deaden these nerve branches thereby eliminating the patient's pain.
Benefits of Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy
When is Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy Recommended?
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