The Endoscopy Edge to Spinal Surgery

One if the greatest revolutions in modern surgery is the invention of minimal invasive surgery. The use of the endoscope to perform complex surgical procedures with nary a scratch, as it were. The endoscope helps the surgeon have a front and center view of the surgical procedure with the view from almost on the operation area. The advantages of this form of surgical procedures are enormous, as the surgeon is able to perform the procedure with micro precision, something which is very difficult to achieve in conventional forms of surgery. in addition, since the incisions are minimal, in most cases just pinholes, the risks of secondary infection are almost nonexistent as there are no drain tubes and other paraphernalia that always pose the risk of secondary infection. The recovery period is also very short. In cases of several conventional surgeries that would require long periods of recuperation, endoscopic surgery can even be performed as an outpatient procedure.

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery has come a long way from the early years since the invention. The endoscope is simple in its invention yet goes a long way in the accomplishments that it has helped achieve. The minimal invasive nature of the surgery has paved way for several procedures that would have been spectacular challenges had they been conventional surgical techniques. The endoscope is a probe like device that is inserted into the body through a needle diameter puncture on the surface of the skin. The endoscope will then allow the tools for performing the procedure to be passed through, along with a camera and light for the surgeon to have a first person look at the procedure.

If we were to trace the origins of endoscopic targeted disc pathology, the credit should go wholly to Dr. Parvis Kamblin in the 1980s. Percutaneous Endoscopic Surgery was initially innovated upon using needles and rigid endoscopes but the rapid pace of innovations over the period of 50 years have yielded technological wonders such as the lighted ultra high definition cameras and trephines and articulated graspers and much better designed channel rigid endoscopes. With the result of which discectomies could be performed with better removal of nucleus pulposus from the injured discs.

Over time the procedures were mastered and the equipment was also innovated at a seemingly exponential rate and with the advent of 1990, Dr. Parvis Kamblin made a breakthrough with the discovery of the Kamblin triangle. He found an area that is safe for access anteriorly a safe area that passes through the root medially and exits the superior endplate of the lower lumbar inferiorly. This paved the way for the innovation of bolder equipment as the professionals did not have to depend on the percutaneous techniques using wire like needle incisions. On top of all this astounding innovation, there was now the ability to safely introduce more equipment like high definition video cameras, articulating graspers with greater range of flexibility. This meant that Endospcopic Spinal Surgery went from being that niche area where some issues can be sorted out, to fundamentally the only way of performing surgery in this day and age.

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery is now at a level of exceptional expertise thanks to the brilliant pioneers and the solutions that it offers for debilitating issues like disc prolapse, foraminotomy, discectomy and so on have saved the lifestyles of thousands of people. Scores of athletes have been benefited, people with inoperable conditions have been saved, as this surgery is minimally invasive. Along with the booming development of Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, there has also been the development of products like the fillers and artificial discs. The technology is ever improving and there are very few conditions that are deemed inoperable anymore. Endoscopic Spinal Surgery forms that halo solution of painless gratification by resolving seemingly overwhelming spinal issues.