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Endoscopic Spine Surgery

We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome?

Whether a endoscopic minimally invasive spine surgery is the best option, a non-surgical pain treatment or regenerative medicine, we are confident you are in the right place and we will take great care of you!

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities.

Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

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What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery that is highly sought after by many patients looking for surgery that is less invasive than open spine surgery. In our private surgery center, this is an out patient procedure and does not require a hospital stay.Many symptoms associated can be described as numbness, tingling, burning, sharp or shooting pain and muscle weakness to the affect areas.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery may be for the treatment of many conditions including:

  • neck and back pain
  • arm or leg pain
  • spinal stenosis
  • herniated/bulging discs
  • facet joint syndrome
  • sciatica
  • degenerative disc disease

Details of Endoscopic
Spine Surgery:

This minimally invasive procedure allows a tube the size of a pencil to be inserted into the spine through an incision the size of a fingernail. The muscles are not cut or torn but pushed to the side to allow this small tube to enter the spine.

A high definition camera is passed thru the tube and allows our team to see a clear picture of the spine and damaged areas. This tiny opening creates access into the spine to remove herniated discs (discectomy) and/or ablate pain nerves (rhizotomy) under direct view. Many patients have immediate pain relief.

*If a patient is a candidate for endoscopic spine surgery, the appropriate surgery will the discussed in detail and each patient is educated on what to expect.

Top 10 Questions before deciding on spine surgery:

1. Am I a good candidate for spine surgery and why?
2. What type of surgery are you recommending and why?
3. Is it a Minimally Invasive Surgery or Open Spine Surgery?
4. Will I have to stay in the hospital or is it an out-patient surgery?
5. How long does the surgery take?
6. Will I have a large scar?
7. What are the benefits and risks associated?
8. How soon will I experience pain relief?
9. How long will it take to recover so I can go back to work and daily life?
10. Does insurance cover this surgery and how much will my out of pocket cost be?

Example of a condition treated with
Endoscopic Spine Surgery:

Case 1:

A herniated disc pinches the sciatic nerve causing back and leg pain called sciatica. This is often described as numbness, tingling, burning, sharp or shooting pain that runs from the back and down the leg. A patient may be offered a minimally invasive surgery option, an open spine surgery option or non-surgical pain treatments.

In traditional open spine surgery, important stabilizing spinal muscles are cut and stretched access the herniated disc. The incision can be several inches to allow for retractors to open the space for the surgeon to work. Bone and ligaments are then cut away to expose the nerves, which can increase the risk of scar tissue. The nerve sac is then pulled to the side and the disc is removed to “unpinch” the nerve.

The endoscopic surgery technique bypasses the all of the above. This minimally invasive procedure takes advantage of an opening that already exists in the side of the spine called the neuroforamen. Using endoscope, we can also enlarge the opening by only a few millimeters to create additional room for the irritated nerve or “unpinch” it and remove the herniated disc without cutting muscles and causing excess scar tissue.

The tiny opening heals quickly, less pain is associated post surgery and the recovery time can very minimal in comparison to open spine surgery. This state-of-the-art endoscopic procedure is a great option for many patients.


Let us take care of the rest.

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!