Endoscopic Spine Surgery

The Endoscopic Spine Surgery at NSPC offers the most advanced, least invasive option for relief of pain and repair of herniated discs, and other common spine conditions. Using a specially designed endoscope – a camera mounted at the end of long, thin, flexible tube and fitted with tiny, specialized tools – a neurosurgeon can now perform surgery through an incision less than a quarter of an inch long.

Traditional spine surgery requires a lengthy incision, requiring a neurosurgeon to cut and then move aside the back muscles. This can cause injury to the muscles and soft tissues that surround the spine. Due to its precision of the technology, there is less blood loss and trauma to the surrounding muscles and tissue.

Endoscopic spine surgery, on the other hand, involves one small incision in the skin through which the neurosurgeon inserts an endoscope. This tool is attached to a camera that lets him view the surgical site without having to open up the back completely. The entire procedure is completed inside of a tube with tiny surgical instruments.

Because you don’t have a large incision and won’t experience trauma to the muscles and tissue, recovery is easier, and you’ll be back doing your daily activities without pain more quickly.

The dualPortal® Endoscopic Approach

NSPC neurosurgeons use the dualPortal® solution when performing endoscopic spine surgery. dualPortal® is a versatile and powerful two-portal endoscopic approach to the spine that allows surgeons to easily learn and perform a wider array of lumbar spine procedures than with the conventional one-portal technique.

This state-of-the-art technique was brought to the United States by Dr. Don Young Park. To learn more about dualPortal® visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9OVo59JpCU

What Spine Conditions Can be Treated with Endoscopic Surgery?

  • Bulging and herniated discs
  • Facet joint disease
  • Bone spurs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis

The benefits of spinal endoscopy include:

  • Since it doesn’t involve cutting into muscle, the surgery is virtually painless
  • It is a same-day surgery with no overnight stay
  • Closing the tiny incision requires only one or two stitches, and only a band-aid closure
  • Patients can avoid fusion surgery, thereby retaining full range of movement
  • Results are excellent, and most patients are pain-free afterward


Xavier P. J. Gaudin



Daniel Birk



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