Dr. Tony Mork: Endoscopic Spine Surgery Vs. More Invasive Techniques

Did you know that technology could save your life? Well, if you are suffering from spinal or leg complications, you can undergo a simple minimally invasive procedure and have great recovery odds. Undergoing an endoscopic spinal surgery can be a very viable option for certain patients, explains spine specialist Dr. Tony Mork.

Endoscopic spinal surgery effectiveness will greatly count on whether you had a previous operation and the level of damage done to your nerves. People who have never undergone any spinal surgery respond the same way they would to normal surgeries, only they tend to recover faster and have fewer complications.

This is a safe surgical procedure with almost same results as conventional surgical procedures. One main distinction between it and the normal surgeries is that you do not have to undergo large incisions to get to the bottom of your problem. It incorporates use of a tube called an endoscope in order for an operation to be carried out. A good thing to note is that the size of the tube used depends on the surgical operation being performed.

This surgery is decompressive in nature and addresses issues to do with soft tissue and bone issues, explains Dr. Tony Mork. The small sizes of tubes used ensure a patient does not experience intense pain, suffer from trauma of the soft tissue or have scar tissue formation after surgery. Consulting a highly qualified specialist in this field can greatly help since they are in a better position to enlighten you on successes of such a procedure.

Common complications observed from patients who have successfully had an endoscopic spinal surgery include: Disc space infection after having a discectomy done on you, nerve damage and dural leak.

These cases are however very rare and minimal blood loss is observed during operation. It is also good to note that incase the spinal stenosis attacks two different parts, double and simultaneous operations are possible.