Percutaneous Discectomy in New Braunfels, TX

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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. 

Discectomy Treatment

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. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.