What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Our advanced spine surgery center offers better alternatives to traditional open spine surgery. The following minimally invasive spine endoscopic spine surgery procedures are performed at Spine Centers of America and are conducted by board certified spine surgeons, led by founder Dr. Bryan Massoud.

  • Endoscopic Discectomy (ELD) is used for the back pain treatment of lumbar disc tear, bulging disc, herniated disc, radiculitis or radiculopathy.
  • Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy (ECD) is used for the neck pain treatment of cervical disc tear, bulging disc, herniated disc or brachial neuritis.
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminotomy is used for the treatment of bone spurs, scars, ligament overgrowth, protruded discs, and lumbar facet joint disease.
  • Cervical Endoscopic Foraminotomy is used for the treatment of a herniated disc, bone spurs and nerve decompression.
  • Laser Facet Rhizotomy and Endoscopic Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy are used for the treatment of chronic back pain from bone spurs, facet joint disease, failed back and neck syndrome and whiplash.
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) is used for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Benefits of Endoscopic Spine Surgery

High success rates, low patient risk and speedier recovery times are just a few of the benefits of endoscopic spine surgery. Since it's a minimally invasive-mostly outpatient-procedure typically requiring only a very small incision, back surgery recovery time is short, in fact, most patients are up and moving within a few hours of the procedure. However, because it involves surgery on the spine, it is strongly recommended that a board certified laser spine surgeon perform the surgery. Every physician at our comprehensive spine center is a board certified spinal surgeon.

If you have any questions regarding any of our spinal procedures, please contact us to anwer any questions or to schedule an appointment.