TESSYS® – Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgical System
Suffering from herniated discs is so prevalent that it is qualified as a “common disease”. Males are affected twice as often as females. The TESSYS® method uses the lateral transforaminal endoscopic approach, which is, in general, a “gentle surgery”.
The TESSYS® surgery
Using the TESSYS® approach the surgeon resects the herniated disc through the foramen intervertebrale. Thus, a natural foramen to the spinal canal is used. With the TESSYS® technique this is widened step by step using specialized reamers and instruments. Under endoscopic view sequestered disc material is removed completely and directly through the foramen.
TESSYS® TransSAP | The future of spinal decompression
TESSYS® TransSAP is the fourth addition to the TESSYS® family encompassing the standard TESSYS® Std, TESSYS® XT featuring longer reach instruments, and TESSYS® Thx, the optimized version for the thoracic spine. The TransSAP method follows an adopted access path to the spine, directly targeting the Superior Articulating Process. This allows for more extensive foraminal decompression and provides an optimal basis for transforaminal endoscopic fusion.
For the patient – as gentle as possible
A TESSYS® operation can be performed in prone or lateral position. Patients can receive either general anesthesia or MAC. 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.