Microdiscectomy at Winthrop-University Hospital
Microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord. This procedure can decrease the pain caused by a herniated disc and allow for more normal movement and function with a faster recovery time.
This advanced procedure uses a special microscope or magnifying instrument to view the disc and nerves. The magnified view enables the surgeon to remove herniated disc material through a smaller incision than with regular discectomy. This results in less tissue damage and faster recovery time.
Our Microdiscectomy Team
William Sonstein, MD
Benjamin Cohen, MD
Artem Vaynman, MD
Nancy Epstein, MD
Chief, Neurosurgical Spine, Education & Development
Stephen Burstein, MD