Dr Nomoto’s ultimate goal is to improve your quality of life quickly and with less pain as soon as possible. The technological advances in MISS have not only given trained spine surgeons a new way to perform one of the most common types of spine surgery, but allowed many patients to have surgery performed on an outpatient basis.
Micro discectomy (Micro decompression)
A minimally invasive technique called micro discectomy is effective at eliminating sciatica pain caused by disc herniation. Sciatica is a pain condition caused by compression of the spinal nerve. This compression is most often the result of a herniated lumbar disc.
A minimally invasive lumbar discectomy utilizes surgical instruments especially designed for minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS). These small instruments allow Dr Nomoto to separate muscles and other soft tissues instead of cutting them. This means less postoperative pain after surgery.
Lumbar conditions using Minimally Invasive Lumbar micro discectomy
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Lumbar herniated disc
The goal of a micro discectomy involves removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or a portion of the intervertebral disc from under the nerve root to relieve nerve compression and provide space for the nerve to heal. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) procedures are typically safer, quicker, and get you back on your feet faster than traditional “open” spine surgery and can be performed in an outpatient surgery setting.
Dr Nomoto offers a myriad of outpatient surgery treatment options including advanced safe minimally invasive surgery. Call or book your consultation online to visit one of his Southern California locations: Located in Beverly Hills, Ca and Santa Monica, Ca