ENDOSCOPIC FORAMINOTOMY

Minimally invasive procedure to relieve pressure off the nerves and spine.

WHAT IS ENDOSCOPIC FORAMINOTOMY?

An endoscopic foraminotomy is a procedure using minimally invasive techniques to remove a small amount of bone in the spinal foramina, which are tiny openings in each spinal vertebra through which the spinal cord, artery and other nerves pass.

By removing this small portion of bone the foramina expands, relieving pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. This minimally invasive procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and patients typically can return home same-day.

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ENDOSCOPIC FORAMINOTOMY:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Usually performed on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day as surgery
  • Preserves spinal mobility

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY ENDOSCOPIC FORAMINOTOMY:

  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc complications
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Spine degeneration

 

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR ENDOSCOPIC FORAMINOTOMY?

If you have symptoms that have not improved with physical therapy or other forms of conservative care and positive diagnostic results, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.

Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury

Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.

Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries

Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.

Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury

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