Minimally Invasive Surgery for Herniated Discs
Dignity Health is proud to offer a continuum of advanced surgical care. One recent addition is the 4K Endoscopic Spine Surgery System by joimax®, the leading developer of systems for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery. This minimally invasive approach to herniated disc removal helps patients experience less postoperative pain and return to an active life faster.
Key Patient Benefits
- Less postoperative pain
- Faster recovery time
- Less scarring
- Minimal risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- All the stabilizing structures of the spine—ligaments, muscles and bones remain virtually unaffected
How the Joimax System Works
Dignity Health is proud to offer this innovative approach to herniated disc surgery.
First Step: Access
During surgery, the patient lies either on their side or stomach. The surgeon makes a millimeter-long dorsal incision and creates a channel directly to the herniated disc. Surrounding tissue is moved aside gently without cutting. A natural opening is used to access the vertebral canal.
Second Step: Removal
The surgeon guides a special endoscope through the keyhole to the surgical field and has a bright and sharp view of all structures in the spinal canal. The herniated disc material is carefully removed with forceps and other special instruments.
Third Step: Review and Closure
The surgeon checks that the affected nerve fibers are now moving freely; only then are the instruments removed. The incision is closed with one or two stitches and a dressing. The patient is usually able to get back on their feet after a few hours. Their doctor will decide when they are fit enough to go home and resume normal activities.
Take the Next Step
Talk to your primary care physician or call (866) 466-8254 to be connected with a joimax specialist today.