Tel:+44 (0) 1580 388 310
Informations Aux Patients Información Paciente

Endoscopic Discectomy


Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy uses spinal probing of the annulus through the antero-lateral approach under X-ray guidance to obtain patient feedback and so identify the causal level requiring treatment. Where the feedback from more than one level overlaps then Differential Discography is employed.

The discography needle is replaced by a guide wire. A dilator and sheath are eased down the anaesthetised track to the disc wall. The Disc wall (annulus) is opened with a fine trephine and the dilator is inserted together with the sheath. Manual removal of degenerate material is performed fluoroscopically (under X-ray control). The endoscope is then inserted and under visual control residual disc material is removed together with osteophytes. The wound is closed with one suture. Antibiotic cover is given throughout the procedure and postoperatively. The patient is mobilised without a collar within hours of the procedure.

Found this useful? If you found this page useful and have any comments please let us know below. We welcome all feedback.

Alternatively if you would prefer a more private response please visit our FREE Consultation page and complete the form.

consultationBox 03 03

Recent Posts

Related Resources

Latest Tweet...

DrMartinKnight @Monarch great service smiling thoughtful crew. Thanks
DrMartinKnight @swanhellenic absolutely wonderful Adriatic accolade cruise. Perfect food organisation tours talks fellow guests c u Petra

Female First

  • The Perfect Posture
    The Perfect Posture

    Perfect posture will take a bit of practise, but it can make you look so much overall. Dr Martin Knight.

  • Female First Article
    Female First Article

    High heels are favoured by plenty of women, but just what effect will they have on your spinal Health.

In the Press