What Is A Microdiscectomy?
By removing the herniated portions of disc, and any bone spurs, the spinal nerves that are causing pain and numbness are no longer impinged.
How It's Performed
Next, a small operative microscope is used to visualize the affected disc. Small surgical instruments are then used to remove only the herniated portion of the spinal disc. The incision is then closed and covered with a small sutures or bandage.
In most cases, a Microdiscectomy can be performed on an outpatient basis due to the reduced trauma to the spine and muscular structures. In fact, most patients are up and walking shortly after this procedure and physical therapy will begin within a few days of the procedure, if needed.
Upper East Side
We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.
You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value. That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.