Spinal surgery has come a long way with recent technological advancements. Conventional open spine surgery meant large incisions, long recovery periods, painful rehabilitation, and high complications rate while not as high success rate. Technology has made endoscopic surgery of the spine a reality and the Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy is now a better alternative to a spinal fusion. According to the Spine Institute of San Diego, an endoscopic discectomy procedure is up to 95 percent effective at eliminating sciatica pain caused by disc herniation. Sciatica is a pain condition caused by compression of the spinal nerve. This compression is most often the result of a herniated lumbar disc.
Endoscopic Discectomy, also sometimes called micro-decompression or microdiscectomy, is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure performed on patients with a herniated lumbar disc. During this surgery, a surgeon will remove portions of the herniated disc to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve column. Our spine surgeons are pioneers and innovators in the field and perform a hybrid procedure combining regenerative medicine with endoscopic discectomy for enhanced and improved results; the mechanical compression is corrected and the damaged tissue is regenerated, enhancing the recovery with quicker and long-lasting results. This minimally invasive and innovative approach not only eliminates pain but also targets the root cause of the problem and promotes a healing process to prevent the pain from coming back.
Below is a typical itinerary for someone undergoing Endoscopic Discectomy surgery with our spine surgeons:
Day 1: Arrival to destination, consultations and lab work – spend night in hotel
Day 2: Outpatient surgery – spend night in hotel
Day 3: Rest and recover – spend night in hotel
Day 4: Follow-up consultation – return home
Our spine surgeons will provide a no-cost evaluation of your case to determine if Endoscopic Discectomy is right for you and determine the specific protocol of the treatment. Simply contact us so we can gather some information about your symptoms, retrieve any medical images you may have, and we will submit your case to our surgeons for review. Once the review has been completed, we will explain in detail the surgeons’ assessment of your case and recommendation for treatment. We can also coordinate teleconsultations with the surgeons so you can further discuss your case and address all your concerns.
Benefits of Endoscopic Discectomy Surgery Abroad
Choosing to Endoscopic Discectomy with our spine surgeons has several advantages:
It can save you up to 45% compared to U.S. prices
Highest quality with U.S. Trained doctors in Mexico
Hybrid procedure with Regeneration
Our surgeons offer the latest research, innovation, and technology in the field
Endoscopic Discectomy surgery can cost as much as $25,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Endoscopic Discectomy surgery is safe and easy and our surgery packages start at $8,500 USD, saving you up to 75% on the total cost of treatment with minimum to no wait time.
Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Endoscopic Discectomy surgery is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have orthopedic surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.
The Endoscopic Discectomy Procedure
Open Surgery with high risk
Surgical/scar tissue developed
Frequent post-op complications
Medium to long recovery times
In-patient with 3-night hospitalization
75% improvement lasts 3 years
40% chance of Failed Back Syndrome
Non-surgical procedure with low risk
No scar tissue
Little to none complications
Short recovery times
Avoids Failed Back Syndrome
85%- 99% improvement lasts 5+ years
The goal of an Endoscopic Discectomy is to remove the disc material placing pressure on the nerves. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. You will be unconscious during the entire procedure and unable to feel anything. The procedure is performed with the patient lying face down. The process goes as follows:
A less than 1-inch incision will be made directly over the affected disc
An endoscope with a camera is inserted to help your surgeon see the affected area
The surgeon may remove a small portion of bone that protects the root nerve
With small instruments inserted through the endoscope your surgeon will remove the damaged herniated tissue relieving the pressure on the nerve
Regeneration to the injured/damaged tissues
The incision is closed with sutures
The patient is usually discharged the same day or the next morning
The spinal nerve now has the space it needs inside the spinal column, so any pain caused by pinching on the nerve should stop.
Recovering from Endoscopic Discectomy Surgery
As soon as the procedure is finished, on average, patients experience a 50%-70% improvement and they are able to leave the surgery center walking and without pain. Our surgeons recommend limiting physical activity and preventing bending or lifting for 3-4 weeks following the Microdiscectomy. This first stage is critical in the success of the treatment as the newly generated tissue must adhere well to the existing structure of the spine. After the week 4 our surgeons recommend beginning stretching and conditioning exercises, which will be provided to you upon returning home from your first session. The improvement continues to increase with a stronger back and as new tissue is generated. B y month 8-10, 95% of patients report 80%-95% overall improvement.
Our Spine Specialists
Our network of spine specialists is composed of a select group of talented and experienced surgeons who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative procedures to treat degenerative diseases and sports injuries. Additionally, our orthopedic surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:
Proven track record of success
Active member of the Academic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Active member of the American College of Spine Surgery
Active member of North American Spine Society
Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
Training from prestigious medical institutions
Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our orthopedic surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.
Our Medical Tourism for Endoscopic Discectomy Packages
For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for Endoscopic Discectomy that include the following: