Most Advanced Procedure
At the Back Institute, we perform the most advanced non-traumatic procedures available, using state of the art tools and equipment. Some of our technology is only available here.
In a Non-Traumatic Discectomy, there is no cutting, no bleeding and no scarring. So patients are left with only a dot opening that is covered with a band aid.
A Non Traumatic Discectomy is an outpatient procedure done to physically remove the offending disc material. The procedure is performed in the operating room. Patients are administered local anesthesia; IV sedation is given by the anesthesiologist.
Using a x-ray fluoroscopy and a magnified video for guidance, a small,specially designed nano probe is inserted through the skin of the back, between the vertebrae and into the problem disc location. Nano tools are then used through the hollow center of the probe to remove the offending disc. The Nano tools can be used to push the bulging disc back into place; they can also be used to remove disc fragments and small bone spurs.
On average, the procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Typically, there is no pain. Upon completion, the probe is removed and a small band-aid is placed over the incision. There are no stitches.
The amount of nucleus tissue removed varies, and the supporting structure of the disc is not affected by the surgery. In comparison to large incisions required for open surgery, the access route to the disc in non-traumatic procedures consists of only the probe's small puncture site; usually the size of a freckle.
No Bone Removal
A Non Traumatic Discectomy is very different from an open lumbar disc surgery: there is no traumatic back muscle dissection, no bone removal, and no large skin incision. At the Back Institute, complications are almost non-existent.
Higher risk operations--such as laminotomy, foraminotomy, MED, and microdiscectomy--are done at other facilities around the country. Meanwhile, the description "minimally invasive" that many hospitals and centers employ has become misleading. For these so-called minimally invasive procedures are actually very invasive: surgeons are cutting muscle and removing bone in order to get to the disc. They are just doing it through a smaller opening, so they call it minimally invasive. But here at the Back Institute, we do Non-Traumatic procedures, where there is no muscle cut, no bone removed, and no stitches. Only this technique is really minimally invasive, and only it results in a speedy recovery time.
LUMBAR Non-traumatic procedure and Minimally invasive procedures
- Muscle, Bone and Joint are cut/removed.
- Scar Tissue Develops Throughout the Surgical Area.
- Annulus Disrupted; High Recurrence Rate (10-15%).
- Bone Remains Open.
- Hospital Stay-Long Recovery Period.
- Ill Effects May Be Permanent-Constriction From Scarring, etc.
NON-TRAUMATIC NEW PROCEDURE
- Muscle, Bone and Joint are not cut.
- Relieves Nerve Pinching.
- Herniated Disc Material Removed.
- Annular Barrier Wrapping Remains.
- No Stitches.
- Band Aid only.
- No Inpatient Hospital Stay