discectomy

Surgical procedure in which part of a herniated disc is removed. The goal of the surgery is to make the herniated disc stop pressing on and irritating the nerves which cause pain and weakness. These procedures may be done as an open procedure, with a microscope or via a minimally invasive method.

Percutaneous

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Percutaneous refers to a minimally invasive method of surgery in which a needle is inserted through the skin or a small incision is made.

Percutaneous at Institute of Spinal Disorders

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