Percutaneous Endoscopic Microdiscectomy


Remove Herniated Disks

Pain & Spine Specialists of New York offers a minimally invasive procedure, percutaneous endoscopic microdiscectomy, to remove herniated disks in the spine that are causing back pain. This state-of-the-art procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional discectomy.

The procedure utilizes specialized medical equipment and cameras to make several small incisions around the affected area, reducing the chance of post-operative pain and complications.

Physicians analyze discs and vertebrae from a 3D model

Percutaneous Endoscopic Microdiscectomy Q&A

We will get details about your condition, discuss your needs and expectations, and complete a medical examination. Our pain management and regenerative medicine can help with many treatments.

  • Is this a surgery?

    Yes, but it is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require muscle dissection, removal of bone, or large incisions that you would have with traditional surgery.

  • What is the recovery time?

    Most patients can return to light activity in one to two weeks and become more active in six weeks.

  • What medications will I need?

    If you have pain, we will address the root cause of your discomfort versus treating it with painkillers and temporary measures that just mask your symptoms. Medications may be prescribed when needed, but our goal is to restore you to complete wellness without dependence on drugs.