What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?


Endoscopic spine surgery is an ultra-minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and sophisticated tools to address a wide variety of spinal conditions. A small camera, known as an endoscope, allows surgeons to operate more safely, and with greater accuracy.


Different from traditional open surgery, this technique is faster, requires less recovery time, and reduces trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Some endoscopic procedures can be done without the need of general anesthesia which allows faster recovery and less risk. If you are experiencing extreme spinal discomfort and are considering surgery, this procedure may be an option for you.


What conditions does Endoscopic spine surgery treat?


Endoscopic spine surgery is most commonly used to relieve pressure that is pinching or irritating spinal nerves. A comprehensive list of conditions it may treat includes:

  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging discs
  • Bone spurs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Facet joint disease
  • Radiating Leg pain
  • Radiating Arm pain
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Numbness and weakness
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis


Learn more about the procedure from Dr. Nathaniel Brooks





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Surgery Location

UW Health at The American Center