Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Reno
Any sort of spinal surgery comes with significant risks. Traditionally, spine surgery required large incisions and a wide surgical space that traumatized a large area around the actual surgical site. Recovery could take weeks or months to fully heal and regain activity. Now, endoscopic spine surgery in Reno is available. Dr. Sina Rajamand of Battle Born Brain and Spine is a renowned specialist at true minimally-invasive neurosurgery, such as endoscopy.
Endoscopy is a manner of surgery that uses a special device called an endoscope. This device is a long, thin tube with a camera at the end. Dr. Rajamand is able to use the endoscope and tiny surgical tools to perform intricate surgical procedures within a much smaller surgical space. This means he can use a single, small incision, in most cases, or perhaps two small incisions, and vastly limit the amount of movement within the surgical space.
This means less trauma to nearby tissues and structures and a much faster healing time for neurosurgical patients who undergo endoscopic procedures. Most patients go home the same day of surgery, and recovery is a matter of days, not weeks or months. Your specific recovery depends, of course, on your general health and the procedures that were required.
Carson City Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery
When neck or back pain has not resolved with conservative measures, or when symptoms worsen, spine surgery may be recommended. Dr. Rajamand uses the endoscope to perform true minimally-invasive procedures that include:
Foraminotomy seeks to widen the foramen, the tiny opening in the vertebrae that allows nerves to pass through from the spine to the body. Discectomy is a procedure that removes a portion of a damaged spinal disc. Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina, or rear portion of the vertebrae.
Minimally-Invasive Spinal Decompression Surgery
All these procedures are types of spinal decompression surgery. Spinal decompression becomes necessary when vertebrae, discs, bone spurs, tumors or other objects press on, or compress, the spinal cord and/or nerve branches. This can cause pain in various areas, along with loss of mobility and other symptoms. Decompressing the area of the spine in question provides additional space for the spinal cord and nerve branches and relieves any pressure on them.
When neck or back pain persists or is accompanied by other troublesome symptoms, spinal decompression surgery may be necessary. Dr. Sina Rajamand offers minimally-invasive endoscopic spine surgery at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.