Sydney Brain & Spine

Endoscopic Discectomy

Endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat herniated or bulging discs in the lumbar spine. During the procedure, a small tube with a camera (endoscope) and light is inserted through a tiny incision, allowing the surgeon to visualise and access the affected disc. The herniated portion of the disc is then removed, relieving pressure on the nerves and reducing pain.
Recovery from endoscopic discectomy is typically faster compared to traditional open surgery. Patients often experience less postoperative pain, require a shorter hospital stay, and can return to regular activities sooner.