AccuraScope® Discectomy and Neural
Decompression (D.N.D.) in New Jersey
What Is AccuraScope®?
AccuraScope® system is a minimally invasive procedure performed primarily to treat and diagnose spine problems related to intervertebral discs and spinal stenosis. It 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. This procedure bridges the gap between injections (used as part of a pain management program) and major spinal surgery. 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 to better understand the condition.
A 30-minute procedure with an excellent success rate
What spinal problems can it treat?
The AccuraScope® procedure allows physicians to see the exact level of the spine experiencing pain symptoms both for diagnostic purposes and as a treatment method.
Physicians can then use advanced laser technology for healing damaged discs or scar tissue. 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. Many patients report instant pain relief following the procedure.
Your doctor may recommend AccuraScope® as a treatment option for the following spine conditions:
- Ruptured, torn, herniated or bulging disc
- Scar tissue in the spinal canal
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Problems related to the intervertebral discs
- ...and a number of other spinal problems
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.”
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