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Endoscopic spine surgery may be used to correct a herniated disc, infections, fractures, degenerative disc disease, kyphosis, spinal tumors, and scoliosis, among other conditions. The exact mechanics of the procedure vary based on the nature of the problem being addressed.
When a spine surgery is performed endoscopically, the procedure is done through small tubes temporarily inserted into the body. The surgeon visualizes the entire operation through the use of a small camera called an endoscope that is also temporarily inserted into the patient’s body.
The advantages of an endoscopic procedure are that smaller incisions are made and the operation is performed without having to cut through nearby muscle or tissue. This means that the procedure is less painful than an open procedure and requires only weeks for recovery time (as opposed to months).
Laparoscopic spine surgery is a form of endoscopic spine surgery that is applied to particularly complex problems.