Disc Nucleoplasty is a procedure used to treat patients with contained or mildly herniated discs. Disc Nucleoplasty surgery is an option chosen by many patients who have not done well in conservative care and in many situations open surgery could be an alternative method. This is a minimally invasive procedure wherein the patient can get discharged the same day after the advice of the doctor.
It is a procedure wherein the doctor uses the X-ray as his guidance to ensure the needle is accurately placed in the disc. With this method of minimally invasive approach, a small way is created into the disc and a device is used by the doctors to precisely insert it into the disc. The device uses coblation technology to dissolve the damaged tissue and preserve the healthy ones.
On the removal of this nucleus tissue a lot of pressure gets relieved on the protective ring which is around the disc, allowing the bulge to reduce, also allows the irritation to reduce on the nearby root.
Why to choose this procedure?
Nucleoplasty procedure allows controlling the removal of tissue. In this procedure it minimizes the removal of too much tissue or tissue beyond the targeted area which can lead to disc degeneration. This procedure does not depend on heat for tissue removal and also does not introduce excessive heat which damages the tissue. Doctors use the minimally invasive approach by using a small needle, thereby reducing scarring or annular disc damage, which could be caused by other aggressive devices.