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Discectomy
Mar 28, 2002
... be helped or completely resolved with chiropractic care. If you have a disc prolapse or rupture then surgical intervention may be your only hope. Arthroscopic or endoscopic discectomy is less invasive than the standard discectomy. The success of the procedure is unpredictable. Some patients do great and others do not. ... (6 replies)
... SED is most advanced surgery technique and method, especially for disc herniations and internal disc disruption (aka DDD and annular tear). It is spread widely in last 20 years, introduced in early 90ties by Parviz Kambin. Dr. Anthony Yeung made an evolution of Kambin's method and discovered SED. Worldwide success rate is 90%. It is much more superior to open spine surgery... (3 replies)
... I am going to get the microdiscectomy on monday! My doc says that the minimal invasive surgery success rates are overestimated. If you are going in anyway, you might as well do it right! ... (6 replies)

... I am so glad to finally hear some success stories. ... (15 replies)
... A guy who posted here for months, hawks066 ("Jesse"), had a failed MED (micro endoscopic discectomy) followed by a successful microdiscectomy. When he last posted, he said He also told us how he was doing 12 weeks after his microdiscectomy. The statistics I was given is that microdiscectomy has better than a 95% success rate, whereas MED has about a 60%... (9 replies)
SED - Dr Yeung
Jul 6, 2004
... d learned about Dr. Yeung before my first of three spine surgeries. This is NOT just an endoscopic discectomy. ... (0 replies)
... From reading the posts, many people seem to have herniated discs with sciatica. Has anyone had success with endoscopic discectomy without sciatica pain prior to procedure? ... (289 replies)
... Hi jdog, In my case the herniation (herniated nucleus pulposus) was left paracentral, so a laminotomy/microdiscectomy was enough to completely eliminate radicular pain (down my left leg, outside of left calf, to top of left foot). I've heard that for a central herniation, sometimes a laminectomy/discectomy is necessary. A laminectomy/discectomy has a lower success rate... (30 replies)
... I haven't had that procedure done, but I am sceduled for a microdiscectomy. My surgeon told me that the success rate is much better with the microdiscetomy than the endoscopic discectomy. ... (5 replies)
... neuclues was removed. Suffered with no improvement and in March 2010, had MicroEndoscopic Discectomy, where they go posteriorly and correct the problem. Was it a success ? ... (1 replies)
... Feel free to choose a minimally invasive technique, but be aware that they have much lower success rates. That is, you may need a second "invasive" surgery to resolve your symptoms. ... (8 replies)
... procedure. Others can be reached with the less invasive means of endoscopic discectomy. I ended up getting the open procedure. ... (11 replies)
... My understanding has been that success rates for microdiscectomy and discectomy are fairly similar, and that the micro-d has a shorter recovery time. I'd suggest getting a second opinion from a spine specialist, who will probably have more experience with these types of surgeries and will be more likely to be familiar with the newest techniques. (3 replies)
Sciatica Pain
Apr 21, 2005
... Could someone tell me if they are familiar with Endoscopic Discectomy surgery which is perfomed by a Dr. David Ditsworth out in California. ... (2 replies)
... They have many set backs, and I haven't heard enough success stories, to put my faith in them. ... (9 replies)
... To be precise, the success rate of micro endoscopic discectomy is 60%, whereas the success rate of laminotomy/microdiscectomy is 95%. The recovery period for MED is, of course, shorter. So ask yourself if you would be content to have MED, see if it works, but then have a 40% chance it didn't work, in which case you would have to have a second surgery--microdiscectomy this... (5 replies)
... I am 15 months post op from a triple selective endoscopic discectomy. While I believe the basic surgery was a success, my nerves are recovering at a glacial pace. ... (4 replies)
Post-IDET Update
Feb 11, 2008
... Thanks for the update and glad to hear you are improving. The heating temp. in the disc is from 60C to 90C. which is a lot higher than nucleoplasty. (4 replies)
... I need to get more info on your various options for intervention and why the odds for success aren't so hot. ... (17 replies)
... Yes, I have seen a neurosurgeon and I am scheduled for surgery on Dec 12th. I am having this procedure done called PED (percutaneous endoscopic discectomy). I have to have a discogram right before surgery. That is one thing I am not looking forward too! But I will make it thru! I have a wonderful neurosurgeon---1 of only about 75 surgeons who do this PED procedure. (26 replies)




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