AccuraScope® Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.)
in New Jersey
What Is AccuraScope® Discectomy and Neural Decompression (D.N.D.)?
Used primarily to treat (and diagnose) problems with intervertebral discs and spinal stenosis, the AccuraScope® system is minimally invasive and offers pain relief within two to three weeks.
The AccuraScope® Procedure
As one of the newest treatments for spine pain, this minimally-invasive procedure involves inserting a small, flexible scope through a 3-millimeter incision in the lower back. By running the scope up the length of the spinal canal (through a natural opening; the procedure requires no extreme manipulation of the spinal column), physicians can examine the inside of the spine for pathology and use advanced laser technology to heal damaged discs or scar tissue. Many patients report instant pain relief following the procedure.
During the treatment, the scope can be used to view different levels of the spine and see close-up images of the tissues in between the vertebrae. It allows physicians to see the exact level of the spine experiencing pain symptoms both for diagnostic purposes and as a treatment method. The AccuraScope® allows physicians to see whether the pain is being caused by a ruptured, torn, herniated or bulging disc; scar tissue in the spinal canal; or a number of other spinal problems. The laser technology utilized by the device also gives physicians the ability to immediately treat a number of these problems with heat or decompress the spine.
This procedure bridges the gap between injections (used as part of a pain management program) and major spinal surgery. Surgery with the minimally invasive AccuraScope® requires around 30 minutes and a single incision only a few millimeters wide. Patients are able to walk out of the operating room, and most can return to their normal activities in under a week.
Procedure Success Rate
In addition to being covered by health insurance, the AccuraScope® procedure has been impressively successful. “We have an 80 percent success rate, which is phenomenal when you look at medical procedures – especially when you’re talking about the back,” says Dr. Noto. “When you look at traditional spine surgery, a 50 to 60 percent success rate is quite good.”
Treat Your Spine Pain Today!
At the Spine and Joint Center, we offer the best minimally invasive spine treatments in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule an appointment.