Damaged Discs Are a Pain
Let Us Treat The Problem
Herniated discs, or slipped discs, are an extremely common back problem. In most cases, this condition can be treated non-surgically, but in cases where the disc damage is severe, the disc will need to be removed.
Dr. Robert S. Biscup is a leading spinal surgeon experienced in performing minimally invasive discectomies. His more than three decades of experience treating back problems make him an expert at assessing a patient’s condition and determining whether or not surgery is necessary. You can hire Dr. Robert S. Biscup on retainer when you enlist the services of Biscup Spine.
Have your back condition assessed with a free MRI review at Biscup Spine. Contact us today.
Back Surgery Does Not Have to Put You Out of Action
Many discectomies can be performed in minimally-invasive percutaneous procedures. In this procedure, a tiny surgical probe is used to remove the damaged part of the spinal disc, instead of a scalpel. This avoids the needs for open surgery, which carries greater risk of infection and takes longer to recover from.
There are two types of percutaneous discectomy procedures:
- Percutaneous nucleoplasty collation – Radio waves are applied outside the damaged disc area in order to destroy it. This method does not require any incisions and is very precise so that the radio waves don’t damage too much healthy tissue.
- Percutaneous laser discectomy – A small puncture is made in the back near the damaged disc. A laser probe is placed through the puncture and destroys the herniated portions of the disc.
These are both outpatient procedures, meaning you can leave the clinic shortly after the surgery is over. Because they are minimally-invasive, you should be able to resume normal activities within a few days, if not immediately.
Call Biscup Spine today at (800) 533-7313 to schedule an appointment. All of our patients work directly with Dr. Robert S. Biscup himself.