Video: Surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease

A Neurosurgeon Explains Surgical Options for DDD

As a top neurosurgeon, Dr. Richard Fessler is a trustworthy source when it comes to reviewing your surgical options for degenerative disc disease.  He’s a proponent of minimally invasive surgery.  That’s a type of surgery that uses a smaller incision.  The surgeon then works with very small instruments and with the aid of a microscope.

For degenerative disc disease, one of the most common surgeries is a discectomy, when part of your disc is taken out.  If the surgeon does it with a minimally invasive technique, it’s called a microdiscectomy.

You can also read our detailed article about degenerative disc disease surgery options.

Updated on: 03/25/16
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Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is typically associated with aging. As you age, your discs, like other joints in the body, can degenerate (break down) and become problematic.
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