Percutaneous Discectomy

Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive spine procedure often used to treat herniated discs in the lower back. During the process, Dr. Nasiek uses specialized instruments to remove the damaged disc material, relieving nerve pressure and reducing pain and other symptoms.

The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete and is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient is awake but feels little to no pain. The surgeon makes a small incision, typically less than 1 cm, and uses a guide wire to insert a thin tube or needle into the affected disc. Using imaging technology such as fluoroscopy, the surgeon guides the instruments to the correct location in the disc, removes the damaged material, and may use a small device to seal the hole in the disc.

The benefits of percutaneous discectomy include:

  • Less pain and scarring: Because the incision is small, patients experience less pain and scarring than traditional open surgeries.
  • Shorter hospital stays: Patients usually go home the same day or the day after the procedure, which can reduce the cost of the procedure and improve recovery time.
  • Faster recovery times: Patients typically return to work and regular activities faster than open surgeries.
  • Effective for many patients: Percutaneous discectomy is effective for many patients with herniated discs and has a low complication rate.

It’s important to note that while percutaneous discectomy can offer several benefits, it may not be appropriate for all patients and conditions. Dr. Nasiek can help determine whether this procedure is correct for you.

A percutaneous discectomy may be a good option if you suffer pain and other symptoms due to a herniated disc in your lower back. It is a safe and effective procedure that can significantly relieve your symptoms and help you return to regular activities faster than traditional open surgeries.

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For additional information, please call or text:
Dariusz Nasiek, MD: tel. 201-894-1313, SMS: 973-773-7730
Allied Neurology & Interventional Pain Practice
Englewood Office: 185 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631
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Dr. Nasiek specializes in Interventional Pain, identifying the source of pain and providing solutions with expertise in anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Practice.