Lumbar disc resection using a surgical microscope

Lumbar disc resection using a surgical microscope

Lumbar Disc Removal Using a Surgical Microscope

The discs in the lumbar region of the spine can be precisely and effectively treated using this technique, which minimizes risks and reduces recovery time.

What is Lumbar Disc Removal Using a Surgical Microscope?

Lumbar disc removal using a surgical microscope is a procedure where the herniated or damaged part of the lumbar disc is removed with the assistance of a surgical microscope. This microscope provides high magnification and a wide field of view for the surgeon, facilitating precise work and minimizing interference with surrounding healthy tissues.

Advantages of Lumbar Disc Removal Using a Surgical Microscope:

  • High Precision: Thanks to the magnification and enhanced visualization, surgeons can work with high accuracy, reducing the likelihood of damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Reduced Pain and Scarring: The procedure is less invasive, resulting in less pain and scarring from the surgery.
  • Faster Recovery: Recovery is often faster compared to traditional methods, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner.
  • Reduced Complications: High precision reduces the risks associated with surgery, such as infection or nerve damage.

Steps of Lumbar Disc Removal Using a Surgical Microscope

A surgical microscope assists the spine surgeon in visualizing the affected disc and surrounding tissues, allowing precise removal of the herniated disc portion under the nerve root. By creating more space for the nerve root, pressure is relieved. Since microdiscectomy is performed through small incisions, pain and complications are minimized, leading to much faster recovery and a quicker return to daily activities. Additionally, microdiscectomy offers a lower chance of disc herniation recurrence. The procedure steps include:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is anesthetized.
  2. Incision: A small incision is made in the skin to access the spine.
  3. Microscope Use: The surgical microscope is used to magnify the affected disc area.
  4. Disc Removal: The surgeon precisely removes the damaged part of the disc while preserving healthy tissues.
  5. Closure: The surgical incision is carefully closed after the disc removal.

If you are suffering from pain or issues in the lumbar region of your back, contact Dr. Yousry El-Hamili today to book your consultation with our specialized medical team and discover how we can help you receive the best treatment.