Neurosurgeons located in Savannah, GA
At Neurosurgical Solutions in Savannah, Georgia, Randolph Bishop, MD, Kelli Hendley, FNP, and the team use endoscopic surgery to treat chronic pain, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and sciatica. Endoscopic surgery offers several benefits over traditional surgery, including smaller incisions, less pain, and quicker recovery times. To see if you’re a candidate for endoscopic surgery, call the office, or request an appointment online today.
Endoscopic Surgery Q & A
What is endoscopic surgery?
Endoscopic is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses a specialized surgical instrument known as an endoscope. The endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached light and camera Dr. Bishop inserts into a small incision over the treatment area.
The camera sends real-time images of the internal structures of your body at the surgical site to an external monitor. Dr. Bishop watches this monitor throughout surgery to make necessary repairs or remove damaged tissue or bone.
What spine conditions can endoscopic surgery treat?
As a skilled spine surgeon, Dr. Bishop can use endoscopic surgical techniques to treat a wide spectrum of spine conditions that cause chronic pain and disability, such as:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
Dr. Bishop may recommend you for endoscopic surgery after you try conservative treatments to relieve back or neck pain and improve your mobility. In many cases, symptoms that persist 4-6 months or longer may require surgery to provide relief when physical therapy and medications aren’t enough.
During your evaluation for surgery, Dr. Bishop reviews your medical history and your current health to ensure you’re healthy enough for surgery. He also assesses the severity of your symptoms and how your condition affects your mobility.
What are the benefits of endoscopic surgery?
Endoscopic surgery is the least invasive, safest type of surgery. As an expert in endoscopic techniques, Dr. Bishop can perform even complex procedures using only small incisions.
Because of these small incisions, endoscopic surgery causes less trauma to your body than traditional open surgery. You also get additional benefits like:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Shorter recovery time
- Reduced risk for infection
- Minimal risk for scarring
For many advanced spine conditions, surgery is the most effective way to provide long-term pain relief and increase your mobility. By addressing the root cause of your symptoms, Dr. Bishop can help improve the overall health of your spine and often helps you enjoy immediate relief of pain and other symptoms.
To find out if you’re a candidate for endoscopic surgery, schedule a consultation at Neurosurgical Solutions by calling the office or requesting one online today.