Dr. Paul Jeffords of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta, Georgia was recently featured in an article in Becker’s Spine Review highlighting surgeons across the country who are performing endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. Jeffords is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon who is a specialist in minimally-invasive and endoscopic spine surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally-invasive spine procedure used to treat back pain and sciatica caused by disc herniations, spinal arthritis and stenosis.
An endoscope is a very thin fiber-optic video camera, which can be used to see internal portions of the body. Endoscopes used for spine surgery are typically the diameter of a standard pencil (5-7mm). The endoscope is inserted into the body through a small “keyhole” incision, just large enough for the endoscope to fit through. Surgery is performed by passing instruments through the endoscope to remove disc material or bone spurs.
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