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*  Discectomy
... endoscopic discectomy, and laser discectomy). In conjunction with the traditional discectomy, a laminotomy is often involved to ... A discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or ... The traditional open discectomy, or Love's technique, was published by Ross and Love in 1971. Advances in options have produced ... In the U.S., it has been estimated that the Medicare system spends over $300 million annually on lumbar discectomies. ...
*  Percutaneous discectomy
The discectomy is performed through a cannula inserted through the back into the center of the vertebral disc under local ... A percutaneous discectomy is a surgical procedure in which the central portion of an intervertebral disc is accessed and ... Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) is a step advance from lumbar microdiscectomy. PELD is a percutaneous surgical ... "Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy". Paindoc4u.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013. Ditsworth, DA Book Chapter - Decision Making ...
*  Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
... (ACDF) is a surgical procedure to treat nerve root or spinal cord compression by ... However, the technology has advanced and it can be performed by 'Endoscopic Micro Discectomy" with the patient able to continue ... Anterior Cervical Discectomy Advanced explanation University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. ... such as with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. There are reports of this therapy causing swelling of soft tissue which ...
*  Back injury
A discectomy is a common procedure used to alleviate the radiating pain and neurological symptoms associated with a herniated ... "Diskectomy". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 2017-08-07. Pham, Martin H.; Mehta, Vivek A.; Tuchman, Alexander; Hsieh, Patrick C. (2015 ... Rather than removing only the portion of the disc that has prolapsed as in a discectomy, this procedure involves removing the ... There are multiple variations of a discectomy with differing approaches to access the herniated disc, but the goal of the ...
*  Joseph Maroon
In 1987, Maroon and Onik introduced percutaneous automated discectomy as a new minimally invasive way to remove lumbar discs, ... Maroon, J. C.; Onik, G. (1987-01-01). "Percutaneous automated discectomy: a new method for lumbar disc removal. Technical note ... Maroon, J. C.; Onik, G.; Sternau, L. (1989-01-01). "Percutaneous automated discectomy. A new approach to lumbar surgery". ... Onik, G.; Maroon, J.; Shang, Y. L. (1990-10-01). "Far-lateral disk herniation: treatment by automated percutaneous diskectomy ...
*  Laser surgery
Laser spine surgery first began seeing clinical use in the 1980s and was primarily used within discectomy to treat lumbar disc ... Quigley, M. R.; Maroon, J. C. (1994-01-01). "Laser discectomy: a review". Spine. 19 (1): 53-56. doi:10.1097/00007632-199401000- ... CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) "Decompression of the Intervertebral Disc Using Laser Energy (Laser Discectomy) ...
*  Failed back syndrome
Weir B.K.A.; Jacobs G. A. (1980). "Reoperation rate following lumbar discectomy. An analysis of 662 lumbar discectomies". Spine ... 1999). "The impact of clinical, morphological, psychosocial and work-related factors on the outcome of lumbar discectomy". Pain ... Weir BK (March 1979). "Prospective study of 100 lumbosacral discectomies". J. Neurosurg. 50 (3): 283-9. doi:10.3171/jns.1979.50 ... 1996). "Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy for the treatment of herniated intervertebral disc". Spine. 21 (9): 1048-1055. ...
*  Tessys method
A. Gibson; Transforaminal endoscopic or micro-diskectomy - Early results of a randomized controlled trial, Abstract 2010 F. ... Obenchain, Theodore G. (1991-06-01). "Laparoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: Case Report". Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery. 1 (3 ...
*  Neurosurgery
Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion is a common surgery that is performed for disc disease of the cervical spine. However, ... This procedure is known as a discectomy. Generally once a disc is removed it is replaced by an implant which will create a bony ... At times instead of disc removal a Laser discectomy could be used to decompress a nerve root. This method is mainly used for ...
*  Parviz Kambin
Kambin's preliminary study of nine patients who underwent lateral discectomy was published in the peer-reviewed journal ... Schaffer, J.L. and Kambin, P.: Percutaneous Posterolateral Lumbar Discectomy and Decompression with a 6.9-Millimeter Cannula. ... Schaffer, J.L., Kambin P: Percutaneous Posterolateral Lumbar Discectomy and Decompression with a 6.9 Millimeter Cannula: ... Kambin, P: Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy: Current Practice. Surgical Rounds for Orthopaedics, pp 31-35, December 1988. ...
*  Tom Araya
Araya had an Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. "The surgeon opened up my throat from the front," he explained. " ...
*  Josh McRoberts
McRoberts underwent a successful lumbar discectomy on August 3, 2006. He had been suffering from chronic back problems since ...
*  David A. Ditsworth
CNS 2004 San Francisco Paramedian Small Endoscopic L5-S1 Discectomy. CNS 2002 Philadelphia Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: Small ... IITS 2006, Phoenix Double Approach Small Non Traumatic Discectomy in L4/L5 and L5/S1 True Central Disc Herniations: No Access ... "Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Discectomy and Reconfiguration: A Postero-lateral Approach into the Spinal Canal". Surgical ... "Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Discectomy and Reconfiguration: A Postero-lateral Approach Into The Spinal Canal" Surgical ...
*  Alex Wade
He underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in December 2009. In early 2010, he was diagnosed with "chronic ...
*  Shane Victorino
He had season-ending lumbar discectomy back surgery on August 5. On April 25, 2015, Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled ...
*  Corpectomy
... is often performed in association with some form of discectomy. When the vertebral body has been removed, the ...
*  Le Kevin Smith
In April 2012 Smith had an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Four months after surgery, Smith fully recovered from the ...
*  Chymopapain
The procedure is referred to as chemonucleolysis, a type of percutaneous discectomy. The sale and distribution of chymopapain ...
*  Surgery for temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Menisectomy, also termed discectomy refers to surgical removal of the articular disc. This is rarely carried out in TMD, it may ...
*  Spinal disc herniation
Discectomy has better outcomes at one year but not at four to ten years. The less invasive microdiscectomy has not been shown ... "Minimally invasive discectomy versus microdiscectomy/open discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation". The Cochrane ... Discectomy (the partial removal of a disc that is causing leg pain) can provide pain relief sooner than nonsurgical treatments ... to result in a significantly different outcome than regular discectomy with respect to pain. It might however have less risk of ...
*  Back pain
A discectomy is performed when the intervertebral disc has herniated or torn. It involves removing the protruding disc, either ... When an entire disc is removed (as in discectomy), or when the vertebrae are unstable, spinal fusion surgery may be performed. ... When a herniated disc is compressing the nerve roots, hemi- or partial- laminectomy or discectomy may be performed, in which ...
*  Degenerative disc disease
The most common surgical treatments include: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A procedure that reaches the cervical ... Dynamic Stabilisation: Following a discectomy, a stabilisation implant is implanted with a 'dynamic' component. This can be ...
*  Curtis Dickman
"Four-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plate fixation: radiographic and clinical results". Neurosurgery. 66 (4 ...
*  Low back pain
Discectomy has better outcomes at one year but not at four to ten years. The less invasive microdiscectomy has not been shown ... Discectomy (the partial removal of a disc that is causing leg pain) can provide pain relief sooner than nonsurgical treatments ... to result in a different outcome than regular discectomy. For most other conditions, there is not enough evidence to provide ...
*  Radiculopathy
Procedures such as foraminotomy, laminotomy, or discectomy may be considered by neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. Cervical ...