FULL ENDOSCOPIC HERNIATED LUMBAR DISC SURGERY

Full endoscopic herniated lumbar disc surgery is performed by accessing the lumbar region from posterior, posterior-lateral or lateral direction. All types of endoscopic procedures involve a skin incision (0.6 cm) considerably smaller than incisions used in microdiscectomy. Endoscopic procedures have become very prominent in medicine and taken an important place in neurosurgery in the last decade.

Full endoscopic herniated lumbar disc surgery is a day-case procedure that allows patients to walk 2 hours after and go home 6 hours after the operation. Early mobilization enables the patient to get through the day more comfortably and use the toilet without help. Surgical operations are performed under general or epidural anesthesia.

Full endoscopic herniated lumbar disc surgery is performed with a medial or posterior approach depending on the location of the hernia in the lumbar region, with the help of a 4 mm endoscope inserted into the herniated disc area through a 0.6 cm incision, while reviewing the surgical site on the monitor.  THE MOST IMPORTANT ADVANTAGE OF THIS SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT IT DOES NOT REQUIRE MUSCLE TISSUE DISSECTION AND BONE TISSUE REMOVAL, WHICH ARE REQUIRED IN MICRODISCECTOMY. This enables patient to get mobilized and resume his/her normal daily activities earlier after full endoscopic surgery, because of the less postoperative lumbar pain. For these reasons, full endoscopic herniated lumbar disc surgery is a surgical procedure that provides EXTREMELY HIGH PATIENT COMFORT.

We recommend our patients to have a 3-day moderate postoperative resting period at home. During this period, our patients can meet their all kinds of personal needs on their own. Office workers can return to their works 4 days after surgery, whereas manual workers can return after 4 weeks.