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Is a Percutaneous Discectomy right for you?

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

What is a Percutaneous Discectomy?

A Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally-invasive and effective treatment option for individuals suffering from low back and leg pain due to damaged spinal discs. This procedure can help manage pain associated with herniated discs and related nerve issues such as sciatica and radiculopathy.

What happens during this procedure?

With the use of fluoroscopic guidance, a discectomy probe is inserted through the skin to reach a problematic disc. Damaged disc tissue will then be removed which may relieve pressure on the surrounding compressed nerves and ease pain.

Am I a candidate for this procedure?

Dr. Butani will review your symptoms, medical history, and diagnostic images during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for percutaneous discectomy. He will review all associated risk and benefits with you during your appointment, as well as answer any questions that you may have regarding the procedure.

Book a consultation appointment today!

📞 Contact our spine specialists now to book a consultation or discuss the percutaneous discectomy procedure in more detail. Call us at 516-747-5042 to schedule an appointment at one of our three office locations in Mineola, Rockville Centre, and Richmond Hill, New York. Visit us online at

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