Cervical endoscopic spinal surgery (CESS) performed in Far East.

“Cervical endoscopic spinal surgery (CESS) is now regularly performed in some centers in the Far East, yet rarely in Europe and the United States.”

Dr Piotr Winkler provides CESS through anterior and posterior approach.

Surgeons advocated minimally invasive surgical approaches to the spine, with the aim of lessening paraspinal muscle damage and hastening recovery. In contrast to traditional surgery that necessitates complete disc excision, the new techniques aim to preserve disc function by resecting only the material causing cord or exiting nerve root compression. These approaches aim to maintain segmental function and lordotic sagittal balance, reducing stress on adjacent discs and premature or enhanced segmental degenerative change.”

(Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 2018)