“You can get rid of hernia faster with endoscopic spine surgery”

Dr. Instructor Mehmet Akif Çaçan made important statements about endoscopic spine surgery. Çaçan said: “Endoscope is a device that allows surgeons to better see the joints and some cavities in our body and perform the necessary treatment. Using lenses placed in a thin tube, it allows visualization of the structures within the body without the need for large incisions.


The difference between endoscopic spine surgery and minimally invasive surgery, according to Dr. Instructor Member Çaçan explained it this way:

“The main difference between endoscopic spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery is the size of the incision. Minimally invasive spine surgery requires a smaller incision than open surgery. However, to get to the place where the problem occurs, the muscles and ligaments must be stripped. On the other hand, small 1 cm incisions are made in endoscopic spine surgery. No muscle or ligament is stripped and the problem area is reached through only 1 or 2 holes. This shortens the duration of the surgical procedure and speeds up the recovery process of the patients. We also use this procedure for disc herniation, neck stenosis and disc herniation, spinal trauma, fractures, some spinal deformities, some spinal tumors and lesions, spinal stenosis, lumbar slips, and recurrent hernias after open surgery.


Dr. Instructor Member Çaçan assessed how the endoscopic spine surgeries were performed as follows:

“Endoscopic spine surgery is performed using an endoscope. Fitted with a high-resolution camera lens and light source, the endoscope is an approximately 7mm tube. During endoscopic spine surgery, the images from the camera are magnified and projected onto the monitor so that the surgeon can see better. After the images are projected, the problematic hernias or thickened ligaments are removed with various tools. After the surgical procedure is completed, the instruments used during the application are removed and the incision is closed with sutures. The benefits of endoscopic spine surgery include a better view of the surgical field, lower risk of infection, smaller incisions, less blood loss during the procedure, little or no muscle damage, faster recovery time, and less postoperative pain compared to open surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is shorter than the recovery period of other surgical procedures. While it varies depending on the general health of the patient, patients can be performed on the same day and return to their daily lives within days or weeks.

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