Dr. Alexander uses the microdiscectomy treatment to treat patients with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and other spinal conditions. The treatment removes a damaged disc or a portion of a disc to help prevent nerve compression or any kind of pain that might be a result of the condition.
Using this minimally invasive treatment, only the damaged or bulging portion of the cervical disc is removed. During the treatment, a small incision is made in the surgical area. An endoscope or tiny camera is used to view the area, and minimally invasive surgical tools are navigated to the spine. The damaged parts of the vertebral disc are removed while preserving the rest of the disc body.