Videos of Surgeries //
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
When medical management fails, carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated surgically by decompressing the nerve with an endoscope. Unlike the “mini-open” or the traditional open techniques, the endoscopic technique allows complete visualization of the nerve along its entire course without making any incision in the hand. This allows most people to return to work without any restrictions and without any bandage the next day. The complete healing time takes only a few weeks, compared to a few months with the traditional open technique.
Minimally Invasive Discectomy
When a disc presses on a nerve root in the spine, it causes pain down the leg. When non-surgical therapies fail to alleviate the pain, the nerve can be decompressed surgically. Using a tubular retractor that splits the muscle fibers results in less post-operative pain and shorter recovery time. Unlike a traditional open discectomy, the muscle returns to its native position on its own when the retractor is removed. Patients leave in a few hours, and most are back to work in less than a week.
Endoscopic Third Ventriculocisternostomy
Hydrocephalus, or too much fluid in the brain, can be caused by an obstruction that prevents the fluid the brain makes from exiting the brain’s fluid cavities. When there is an obstruction caused by a tumor, scar tissue, or a congenital malformation, the traditional treatment is a shunt. Using the endoscope, a new drainage pathway can be created so that a shunt is not necessary.
Trigeminal Neuralgia is debilitating face pain. When medical management fails, trigeminal neuralgia can be treated surgically by decompressing the trigeminal nerve through a penny size hole behind the ear. This allows most people to go home the day after surgery with an incision completely hidden by their hair, and return to work without any restrictions and without any bandage as soon as they feel up to it.