This minimally-invasive procedure is performed through a tubular device. It is designed to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. This surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day.
Translaminar micro-discectomy using a microscope is a technique that may be favored by each individual surgeon who will recommend the procedure that he/she prefers to get the best results. As a surgeon gets more experience with transforaminal decompression, he/she will take on more least invasive approaches.