Quicker and Better

Quicker and better:

Less risk, faster recovery.

  • Endoscopic access to deep spinal structures is the least invasive option currently available
  • No spinal muscles are cut and disruption, bleeding and scarring are minimised
  • Less trauma means less risk, less after procedure pain and minimal risk of long-term complication such as “failed back surgery syndrome”.
  • Typical skin incision is about a thumb-nail wide and may need only strips or 1 or 2 stitches.
  • Most cases are undertaken as day case: walk in and walk out the same day.
  • Usually no general anaesthesia is required: Only sedation and local anaestesia
  • All of this means quicker recovery, typically the worst of the operation is past in a day or two. Our first UK patient was walking his dog the next morning!
  • However, additional care is required for up to 4 weeks before heavy lifting and with prolonged sitting

Here is one of our patients enjoying his return to skiing 6 weeks after his
endoscopic surgery