Percutaneous Discectomy

A Percutaneous Discectomy is used to relieve pain in patients with contained herniated discs by removing tissue to decrease the pressure on nearby nerve roots. This procedure is very special in that it is minimally invasive as the entire decompression is done through a needle, without incision.

Who is a good candidate for Percutaneous Discectomy?

This procedure works well for both patients who have a small contained herniated disc and a larger contained herniated disc in which open surgery is not an option. It will relieve back and leg pain, including sciatica and radiculopathy.