No one wants a large surgical incision, and with today’s technology, it is nearly passé to make an incision longer than an inch or so. Back and neck surgery has resisted this trend for years, but with the development of Accurascope, the days of long surgical scars on the back are a thing of the past.
Accurascope is a minimally invasive back procedure that can help you overcome a whole host of back injuries that would have taken major surgery in the past. From disc herniation to spinal stenosis, BASIC Spine offers this treatment for your back problem. We are one of the only spinal practices in the country to offer this cutting edge treatment, and we are proud to offer it to the back patients of southern California.
The Accurascope is truly a simple, ingenious procedure. One of our expert spinal surgeons will make a small incision at the base of the spine. Through this incision, he will insert a small, fiber optic probe, and he will find the natural opening at the base of the spine. Your spinal column is like a long tunnel that holds your spinal cord.
The instrument passes through the small opening and the surgeon can then visualize the inside of the spine, examining the spinal cord, and identifying any issues that may be blocking the canal.
For instance, if you have spinal stenosis that narrows the tunnel for the spinal cord, the surgeon can easily see this. Where Accurascope really shines is in its ability to fix problems inside the spinal column itself. The endoscope is fitted with a number of instruments, including a laser, that can allow the surgeon to remove the narrowing and provide relief. This procedure can help remove the bulging portion of discs, widen a narrowed canal, remove scar tissue, and help reduce the symptoms associated with nerve impingement.
Benefits of Accurascope
Accurascope has many benefits to help you recover from surgery faster. With minimally invasive back surgery in general, you can expect to have quicker recovery times than with traditional surgery. The scars are very small, and they do not produce the type of scar tissue that other surgeries do. You also don’t have the risk to nerves, muscles, and other ligaments that come with a traditional surgical approach. You will likely have less pain. In fact, your pain from the back issue may disappear entirely.
In addition, the disc is usually maintained in its normal, anatomical form. Only portions of it are removed, instead of removing the entire disc and fusing the vertebrae.
However, the Accurascope offers benefits above and beyond even traditional minimally invasive surgery. This procedure allows your surgeon to identify and assess your back problems with only a minor incision. It also allows you to be treated earlier than if you would wait for the problem to become so severe that you need back surgery.
You will experience less of a chance of recurrent back pain because the disc is not removed entirely, and multiple levels of back issues can be diagnosed and treated at one time.
If you are interested in this cutting edge technology, you should schedule an appointment with our renowned spinal surgeons at BASIC Spine. We are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment for your back with the least amount of cutting possible. Call us today and set up a consultation for an Accurascope procedure.
- Back Pain
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Compression Fractures
- Degenerative Disc Disease (Cervical and Lumbar)
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Failed Back or Neck Syndrome
- Herniated Disc
- Lower back pain
- Nerve Impingement
- Spinal Infection
- Spinal Canal Stenosis (Cervical and Lumbar)
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Spina Bifida
- Cervical Neck Pain
- Lumbar Back Pain
- Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Artificial Disc Replacement
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
- Micro Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
- Micro Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy
- Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®)
- Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion (ILIF™)
- Facet Joint Injections
- Pain Pumps
- Spinal Cord Implants
- MILD Procedure (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression)
- Ultra Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery