Micro-Endoscopic Decompression

A minimally invasive treatment for spinal stenosis that reshapes the lamina using a two-dimensional endoscope. It is similar to micro-decompression laminaplasty, which creates a three-dimensional image.

A Minimally Invasive Option For Spinal Stenosis

Micro-endoscopic decompression (MED) could be the ideal treatment for you if you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis. This surgical procedure is minimally invasive, meaning the risk of infection is minimized and patients usually recover quickly.

At Biscup Spine, Dr. Robert S. Biscup performs Micro-endoscopic decompression and a variety of other spinal procedures. He personally works with all of our patients, making himself available to you when you need him. After assessing your condition, he can help you find the ideal treatment for your back pain.

Micro-Endoscopic Decompression vs. Micro-Decompression Laminaplasty

MED is a very similar procedure to micro-decompression laminaplasty in that both procedures involve re-shaping the back of the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and remove abnormal tissue and bone.

In MED, a surgeon must use an endoscope to perform the procedure, which can only produce a two-dimensional image, whereas the microscope in micro-decompression laminaplasty creates a three-dimensional image. Both of these methods are effective, and which one is the best choice for your back pain treatment depends on your preferences and those of your surgeon.


Dr. Biscup immediately put me at ease. He covered the procedure, recovery and expected outcome in depth. I am thrilled with the results and would highly recommend him.

Caroline, NY

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