Minimally Invasive Microdisectomy: What is it?

Although the term “minimally invasive microdisectomy” sounds confusing, with the right knowledge and medical team on your side it’s anything but that.

With this procedure, it’s possible to remove a herniated disc through a Band-Aid size incision. And if that’s not intriguing enough, consider this: it is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you don’t have to spend a single night in the hospital.

It goes without saying that surgery is not always the best treatment of a disc rupture. Instead, in most cases, the patient can wait for the pain to subside and the issue to treat itself.

Of course, there are times when waiting is a mistake, such as when the person is dealing with extreme pain.

Through a minimally invasive microdisectomy, it’s possible to treat the radiating pain that typically occurs in the legs and/or buttocks.

Here are a couple other things to remember:

·      Pain relief comes about immediately, although it can take up to two months for complete relief.

·      A minimally invasive microdisectomy has a success rate of 85 to 95 percent.

While a minimally invasive microdisectomy is not the right treatment method for everybody with back pain, it may be just what you need in order to eliminate pain and feel better about the future.

If you have questions about this procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us in the near future.