Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (PED)

PED is a new technique for removing “contained disc herniation with the aid of specially developed instruments. The technique combines rigid straight, angled, and flexible forceps with automated high-power suction shaver and cutter systems. Access can thus be gained to the dorsal parts of the intervertebral space where the disc herniation is located.

PED is monitored using an 0.6cm (diameter) endoscope angled to 70 degrees coupled with a television and video unit, under fluoroscopy  and is performed with the patient under local anesthesia and an anesthesiologist available if needed.