This is an overview for General Practitioners and Patients of the development of Transforaminal Endoscopic Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, the rationale for Foraminoplasty, its application, clinical outcomes, technique and future development prospects.
This is a candid interview with Dr. Yeung about his legacy in the world of spine care.
Patients who suffer from spinal stenosis syndrome indicated on one or two levels are ideal candidates for interspinous implants. After conservative methods of treatment fail, the treating of these patients is continued surgically. Interspinous implant overcomes the therapeutic gap between conservative and aggressive surgical methods of treatment and enables remission of patients discomfort along with […]
Vertebroplasty was originally developed in France in 1986 and has been further refined and available in the US since 1991. Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that is designed to relieve the pain of compression fractures. Vertebroplasty literally means fixing the vertebral body. In addition to relieving pain, those vertebral bodies that are weakened […]
Kyphoplasty is a newer treatment for patients with painful vertebral body compression fractures associated with osteoporosis. Like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can alleviate up to 90% of pain caused by compression osteoporotic fracture. In addition to pain relief, kyphoplasty can also stabilize fractures, restore height of the vertebra and the patient […]
Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a type of surgery in which a laser probe is inserted into the intervertebral disc space and laser energy applied for achieving decompression and neuromodulation thereby relieving the pain. PLDD is a minimally invasive procedure that falls into the category of percutaneous intervertebral surgeries with the aim to significantly […]
Endoscopic surgery refers to the use of specialized video cameras and instruments which are passed through small incisions (less than 2 cm) into the chest, abdominal or joint cavities to perform surgery. The benefits of endoscopic surgery are threefold. Since the size of the incisions are smaller, the recovery from surgery is much quicker. There […]
A lumbar micro endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tubular device and designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. Micro-endoscopic discectomy is an effective microendoscopic system with fine long-term outcome in treating lumbar disc herniation. The endoscopic approach allows smaller incisions and less tissue trauma, compared […]
Endoscopic Dorsal Ramus Rhizotomy takes the percutaneous RF facet denervation procedure an important step further by providing direct endoscopic visualization of the posterior spinal anatomy and nerves. A working channel in the Spine Endoscope allows passage of a specially designed RF probe so that thye surgeon may view the nerves as the probe locates and […]
Selective Endoscopic Discectomy™ (SED™) is a minimally invasive spine surgery technique that utilizes an endoscope to treat herniated, protruded, extruded, or degenerative discs that are a contributing factor to leg and back pain. The endoscope allows the surgeon to use a “keyhole” incision to access the herniated disc. Muscle and tissue are dilated rather than […]
Minimally invasive spine surgery requires a small incision, muscle dilation and the use of microsurgical and image guided technologies to access, view and repair spinal deterioration or damage. Muscle dilation involves gently and gradually separating, rather than cutting and stripping the muscles that surround the spine. Surgeons can use the METRx® System to perform various […]
Lumbar endoscopic discectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove damaged disc material that is causing pain in the lower back. Endoscopic discectomy is a modern technique that does not involve bone removal, muscle damage, or large skin incisions. Instead, our lumbar endoscopic discectomy involves the use of x-ray imaging and magnified video to guide […]