Endoscopic Spine Surgery
“Band-Aid” Back Surgery
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) that uses less than a ½-inch incision, which is covered with a Band-Aid, hence the coined name.
A tube is inserted into the spine through the incision. This creates a safe working channel for a video camera (the endoscope) to directly see the spine and allow other tools in to work on the areas causing the nerve pain. The inside of the spine can be seen by the surgeon as the images show on a large screen in the operating room. The surgeon can then directly view the problem and surgically remove the disc material or abnormal tissue in the spine.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is the ideal surgery for the right patient with sciatic-like leg pain due to disc herniations or other problems that push on nerves and have not improved with other therapies. This type of surgery keeps the spine mobile and most patients return home with little-to-no pain from the procedure and experience immediate relief of their sciatic pain. Overall, the surgery makes for a very positive patient experience and outcome.
Michael Glover, MD, MBA, is the only surgeon in northern Arizona trained in and providing Endoscopic Spine Surgery. He is the only surgeon north of Phoenix and the second in the state, performing this procedure. Dr. Glover has advanced training in all surgical procedures of the neck and back with notable quality and outcomes. Now, his expertise in Endoscopic Spine Surgery can help revolutionize the options patients have for their back pain.
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