After Endoscopic Surgery – The Recovery

Back Surgery RecoveryEndoscopic spine surgery recovery depends on the patient, but is significantly quicker than traditional open back surgery procedures. One of the most common questions a patient has is how long will they have to stay in the hospital. Patients will most often be released from the hospital on the same day after endoscopic surgery. It truly is that simple, if there are no complications that arise, minimally invasive surgery is so gentle that it does not cause the damage to surrounding tissues that would require an extended hospital stay. Read more…

Endoscopic Back Surgery Cost

Key Factors to Consider When Calculating Endoscopic Spine Surgery Cost

Cost of Endoscopic Back SurgeryWhen considering the cost of endoscopic back surgery it is also important to give some thought towards the surgeon that is offering the procedure. Although you may find a surgeon that offers the lowest endoscopic spine surgery price, their experience or training may be lacking compared to a surgeon with a slightly higher fee. You should look around and see if you can find previous patients of the surgeon you are considering. A lot of important information can be attained this way, including success of the surgery, if there were any complications, or if it matters to you, how were the staff’s and surgeon’s bedside manner.

Other important information that you should consider; is the surgeon board certified? What type of formal training do they have? What is their endoscopic spine surgery success rate? When you have questions, does the surgeon listen to them and then answer them to your satisfaction?

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Endoscopic Spine Surgery vs. Traditional Open Back Surgery

Many people are curious as to what the advantages and disadvantages of these two styles of surgery are. The easy answer is that if the patient is a good candidate endoscopic back surgery will provide the advantage of speeding up the process of surgery and healing. Truly though what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Because these styles of surgery both have many different procedures under their classification we can only look at the more common factors involved. Endoscopic spine surgery doesn’t require a large incision. This is because the surgeon manipulates the endoscope and specialized surgical instruments through small working tubes. The endoscope allows the surgeon to gain access to the damaged area and view it on a display screen. During traditional open back surgery the surgeon is required to cut more tissue and muscle to visualize the damage he is repairing. With a smaller incision there are less chances of complications arising as well as less time needed to heal the surrounding muscle and tissue.

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Spinal Endoscopic Surgery – For the Back and Spine

What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Endoscopic spine surgery is a very specific type of surgery that uses specialized video feeds and instruments passed through small incisions to gain access to the damaged area of the spine. The approach, whether it is through the abdomen, chest, or joint cavities will be determined by the specific individual patient circumstance.

When comparing endoscopic back surgery to open back surgery, there are three major benefits to the procedure. Because of the use of an endoscope for visualization, the incision to gain access to the damaged area is much smaller. With minimal incisions and no need to cut or tear the surrounding tissue and muscle there is a much shorter recovery time required for endoscopic spine surgery. Combining these two benefits leads us to the third; less pain.

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