What is Endoscopic Fusion?

Endoscopic Fusion is a minimally invasive form of spinal fusion which can be used to correct disorders of the spine such as degenerative disc disease or scoliosis.

The endoscopic fusion process preserves healthy muscle and reduces post-operative pain and recovery time. This method of surgery reduces patient trauma and scarring associated with traditional surgery by minimizing prolonged muscle retraction, and incision size.

The procedure begins by inserting a camera, or endoscope, through a very small incision to magnify and illuminate the area of surgery onto a screen. This allows the surgeon to reach the damaged area and perform the surgery with minimal disturbance to the surrounding tissue.

Through a series of small incisions, endoscopic fusion surgery essentially creates access portals for small surgical instruments to do their work: remove herniated disc, degenerative disc material and provide support where necessary.

Benefits of Endoscopic Fusion

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Smaller incisions
  • Quick recovery
  • Preservation of spinal mobility
  • Reduced scar tissue formation

Treated Conditions

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Failed Back or Neck Surgery

When is Endoscopic Fusion Recommended?

  • Persistent neck or back pain moves to the extremities causing numbness and tingling sensations.
  • CT scan, discography, and MRI showing degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis

For more information about this procedure, please contact us at 877-722-6008 to schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists today.

 
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