TESSYS® - Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgical System
There are data showing that about 4.5 % of people between the ages of 30 and 50 suffer from herniated discs. This qualifies the condition as a "common disease". Males are affected twice as often as females, and more than 60 spinal surgeries per 100,000 residents are performed each year (Kast et. al., 2000). The TESSYS® method is a minimally invasive transforaminal endoscopic disc surgery method that can be performed either under general anesthesia or under MAC.
The TESSYS® surgery: minimally invasive, maximally gentle
The TESSYS® approach involves the endoscopic visualization of the foramen and a transforaminal approach to the resection of the herniated disc. The surgeon performs a foraminoplasty through which neural elements can be decompressed.
As pleasant as possible for patients
Patients can receive either general anesthesia or MAC. They are positioned in prone or lateral position. If the surgery is performed under MAC, patients are able to react immediately upon possible contact with neural elements. Many patients get up just a few hours after the surgery, and leave the hospital the same day.
TESSYS® Surgical Animation in the media center