CESSYS® Ventral – Ventral Access for Cervical Disc Herniation and Recess Stenosis
Minimally invasive and very gentle: The endoscopic system for the treatment of herniated discs in the cervical spine
CESSYS® Ventral allows the minimally invasive treatment of cervical disc herniations. The endoscopic procedure uses a ventral, ipsi- or contralateral approach through the disc space, directly to the site of herniation. Under endoscopic visualization, the compressive disc material can be removed. The small diameter cannulas allow an atraumatic access and the removal of herniated disc material with specialized forceps. Additionally, a radiofrequency probe for tissue ablation and hemostasis is available.
As comfortable as possible for the patient
The patients may choose: The intervention can be carried out either under general anesthesia or MAC. MAC is generally associated with less anesthesia risks. Additionally, it offers the advantage of immediate patient feedback if there is any contact with the neural structures. The intervention is carried out in a supine position.
Advantages of cervical endoscopic nucleotomy
- The intervention is minimally invasive, very gentle and can be carried out under monitored anesthesia care (MAC)
- By preserving the disc, the natural structure of the segment is preserved
- No laminotomy required
- Small incision and minimal scarring
- No spinal cord manipulation due to a ventral approach
- Short recovery period
- Minimal blood loss