About Percutaneous Discectomy
A percutaneous discectomy, also known as a percutaneous disc decompression, is a surgical treatment that strategically eliminates tissue that is placing an abnormal amount of pressure on the nerves within the spine. The gel-like structures between each of the vertebrae of the spine are called intervertebral discs. When one or more of these discs are damaged, it can compress the surrounding structures, which can lead to pinched nerves, swelling, and numbness. If you have been experiencing acute or chronic back pain, we invite you to call Tricity Pain Associates in New Braunfels or Seguin, TX to set up a private health assessment. We can perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of your pain and which treatments may provide the most relief for you.
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"I cannot begin to explain how much Dr. V as helped me over the last year. I came to him at the recommendation of my rheumatologist due to an undiagnosed pain in my lower back. The pain was so intense I was unable to find any comfortable position much less sleep. From my first visit, I realized Dr. V was different. He spent time with me, listened to me, and was genuinely concerned about the ulceration (later diagnosed as lupus panniculitis) on my lower back and the immense pain it was causing. He was able to provide me with immediate relief. After my surgery, his office worked to get me in as soon as possible to adjust my medication. When Dr. V saw me hunched over, barely able to move, and walking with a walker, he told me he would take care of me, and he did. He adjusted my medication, and I was able to return to work when the surgeon released me. Besides his medical knowledge, Dr. V always made me feel that he cared about me as a person not just a patient. I would recommend Dr. V to anyone who is living with pain and wants their life back."- M.H. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
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A percutaneous discectomy is an invasive, outpatient procedure that is performed on-site at our care facility in New Braunfels or Seguin, TX. At the start of your appointment, a local anesthetic and mild sedative will be used to provide you with optimal comfort throughout your surgery. Then, a long, hollow needle will be inserted into the target area. From there, a specialized medical device will be threaded down the tube to suction the damaged disc tissue. After your surgery, you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions and released to go home after a short monitoring period. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled accordingly, but the average recovery time is about 2 – 6 weeks.
Connect with our spine care specialists at Tricity Pain Associates today to see if a percutaneous discectomy is right for you. We look forward to helping you regain optimal spine health.