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Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy

A percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED) is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove severely damaged intravertebral discs. Intravertebral discs are soft jelly-like cushions located between the bony vertebrae that make up the spine. This technique is usually used for herniated discs that are experiencing “contained” herniations or smaller discs with “uncontained” herniations. When herniated, these discs can leak, placing pressure on the nerves that run through the spine. A surgeon will use endoscopic instruments to capture real-time images of the damaged disc, so that it can be shrunk using a laser and any remaining fragments removed to eliminate pain.

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