Have other treatments failed to alleviate your painful symptoms? Do you have sciatica or cyatica from a pinched nerve and herniated disc?
Now there's an arthroscopic option that can alleviate your pain and symptoms through gentle, minimally invasive non traumatic arthroscopic laser procedures, offering a successful alternative to traditional open back surgeries, fusions and artificial disc replacements.
For years, you’ve heard of people getting their knees “scoped” and being back to normal within weeks or even days. Football players have had arthroscopic work on Monday and played the next weekend. Now this advanced and minimally invasive surgery has been perfected for disc problems, and Dr. Elliot Gross is leading the way. This procedure requires only a local anesthetic and a tiny incision (1/4 inch), resulting in a far shorter recovery period as no muscle, ligaments or bone is damaged.
Selective arthroscopic procedures offer twenty first century, minimally invasive, gentle spine intervention through laser spine surgery in an outpatient setting. Better yet the patient is awake and alert throughout the procedure allowing communication directly with the surgeon. This is extremely helpful to guide the surgeon to the source of the pain while providing immediate feedback when pain is experienced or relieved.
A small tube, equipped with a tiny camera, is inserted into the problem area, allowing the minimally-invasive surgery for direct visualization of the exact site of the pathology via an endoscope. The surgeon then is able to clean up a herniated or ruptured disc, remove a small amount of damaged tissue from within the disc itself to relieve pressure, alleviate the pinched nerve and prevent any future ruptures. Plus the results are even better than traditional surgery, ridding patients of nagging back pain and the associated leg pain and tingling known as sciatica.
The technical term for this arthroscopic procedure is “Selective Endoscopic Discectomy” (SED)™ or "Selective Arthroscopic Discectomy." The treatment options depending upon additional pathology may include Foraminotomy, Percutaneous Discectomy, Facet Thermal Ablation, Laser Thermodiskoplasty and Fusion Alternatives and are frequently called minimally invasive spine surgery, arthroscopic back surgery, arthroscopic spinal surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, advanced spine surgery, outpatient back surgery, microscopic spinal surgery, microscopic spine surgery, laser spinal surgery, spinal stenosis surgery, alternative spinal surgery, microsurgery, arthroscopic back surgery, and endoscopic back surgery. These procedures are offered to treat such spinal conditions as back pain, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the spine, bone spurs, pinched nerves, foraminal stenosis , facet disease and sciatica.
Why suffer any longer from debilitating back and leg pain when such a fast, easy, and effective solution is now available using local anesthesia in an outpatient setting?
Arthroscopic surgery patients can often return to work within days and resume normal daily activities much sooner than patients who have had "open" back surgery. Utilizing Selective Endoscopic Discectomy(SED)™ and Arthroscopic disc surgery we have been providing pain relief for patients throughout greater Los Angeles and Southern California. SED is for patients who have failed to get lasting improvement with conservative care such as with anti-inflammatory medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic and epidural steroid injections. For those patients who truly need surgical intervention to correct lower back pain and/or sciatica due to a herniated disc or ruptured disc, (SED)™ is an extremely non traumatic minimally invasive lower back surgical procedure.