Endoscopic Spine Surgery is revolutionizing the field of spinal treatment, offering patients a path to a pain-free life with minimal invasiveness and quick recovery time. At Shen-Spine, we leverage this cutting-edge technique, committing ourselves to optimal spinal health.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is an advanced surgical technique that uses a small tube with a specialized video camera and instruments through small incisions (less than ½ inch) to access and treat conditions affecting the spine. Unlike traditional open surgery, this minimally invasive procedure allows our experienced surgeon, Dr. Jian Shen, to operate with less tissue and muscle disruption, resulting in less post-operative pain and a faster recovery time.
It is considered one of the most innovative surgical techniques developed in the last 15 years, and Dr. Shen is one of the elite few spine surgeons in the world who performs it. In fact, Dr. Shen has performed more than 5,000 endoscopic procedures with 0 complications.
Choosing endoscopic spine surgery at Shen-Spine means experiencing a host of benefits. The procedure minimizes scarring due to smaller incisions and allows for a quicker return to normal activity when compared to traditional surgery. There is little to no damage to skin, muscle, ligaments, and bone so there is less post-op pain.
Since general anesthesia isn’t necessary, there are fewer medical risks, and many endoscopic spine procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Our patients have shared exceptional success stories and testimonials, highlighting the life-changing results this procedure has brought them.
Endoscopic spine surgery is ideal for individuals suffering from various spinal conditions including, but not limited to:
Candidates for this procedure are those who have not had success with conservative treatment methods. However, each patient is unique, and Dr. Shen will carefully evaluate your condition to recommend the best treatment approach.
Recovery from endoscopic spine surgery is much quicker than traditional surgeries. Post-operative care involves regular follow-ups with Dr. Shen, and possibly a customized physical therapy regimen. Endoscopic spine surgery entails minimal invasion, causing minimal harm to the skin, muscle, and bone, resulting in reduced postoperative discomfort.
Our dedicated team at Shen-Spine is here to guide you through every step, ensuring you get back to your normal routine as swiftly and safely as possible.
Endoscopic spine surgery is a significant decision, and it’s natural to have questions. We’ve curated a list of commonly asked questions about the procedure, the recovery, and everything in between. If you don’t find your question answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us – our patient care team is ready to assist you.
Unlike traditional open spine surgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery involves smaller incisions, less disruption of muscles and tissues, and typically results in less post-operative pain and faster recovery.
Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks such as infection, bleeding, nerve injury, and anesthesia complications. However, the risk is considered lower than traditional open spine surgery due to its minimally invasive nature.
Recovery time can vary depending on the patient and the specifics of the surgery, but generally, patients experience a quicker recovery and return to normal activities faster than with traditional surgery. Post-operative care typically includes follow-ups with the surgeon and possibly a tailored physical therapy program.
Coverage for Endoscopic Spine Surgery varies among insurance providers and plans. It’s important to check with your specific insurance company to understand what your policy covers.
Dr. Jian is one of the top spine surgeons in the world and a pioneer in the field of spine surgery. We are committed to patient care and excellence in spinal treatment. We utilize advanced technology and follow stringent safety protocols. Your trust is our commitment, and your health, is our mission.
Are you ready to explore how Endoscopic Spine Surgery can improve your quality of life? Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your options and take the first step toward a pain-free future.