In the world of spine surgery, minimally invasive techniques have become the leading choice in treating back pain. There are several types of minimally invasive surgeries that use the latest medical technology to address a wide range of issues. When the cause of your pain is a herniated disc, the YESS discectomy is the preferred surgery to provide relief.
The Basics of YESS Discectomy Surgery
The YESS discectomy is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia that only uses one small incision near the site of the herniated disc. Since the surgery does not require a large incision, the chances for bleeding and infection are greatly reduced. Once the cut has been made, the surgeon will guide tools to the damaged tissues with the help of X-ray imaging and an endoscope. Tissue is excised using a specialized laser that only targets protrusive tissue from the disc putting pressure on the nerve root. Since only a small amount of tissue needs to be removed, the stability of the spinal column is preserved.
Back Pain After YESS Discectomy
Since the nerve is completely relieved from external pressure by the protruding vertebral disc, you will feel much more mobile and free once you recover from the surgery. Still, you should be aware that disc herniation can affect other discs in the spine. You should support the health of your back by exercising regularly and consulting a spine specialist for tips on preventing further injury.
Dr. Marc A. Cohen, of the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., can help relieve the pain you are experiencing as a result of vertebral disc injuries with personalized treatments tailored to your needs. At the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., we offer the very best in minimally invasive laser spine surgery for patients in New Jersey and New York City. Our team works hard to provide the latest in technologically-advanced prevention plans and treatment methods. Visit us online or call us at (973) 538-4444 to learn more about our services or to make an appointment.
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