19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

[Usefulness of epidural anesthesia for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD)]

BACKGROUND AND METHODS: To study feasibility of epidural anesthesia for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD), we made a retrospective comparison of three anesthetic groups (28 cases with epidural anesthesia, 19 cases with local anesthesia, and 28 cases with general anesthesia) undergoing PELD. RESULTS: Three groups matched each other in age, the surgical site, and the duration of surgery; however, the frequency of male patients was significantly greater in the local anesthesia (LA) group. In the epidural anesthesia (EA) group, there was no patient who required a change of the anesthetic technique or analgesics administration during surgery. In EA group, patients received smaller amount of local anesthetic but spent longer time in the operating room compared with those in LA group. EA and GA groups included several cases staying long time in the hospital and presented wide statistical dispersion of the duration of hospitalization. There was no difference in the dose of local anesthetics, the duration of total procedure, or time to discharge between EA and GA groups. CONCLUSIONS: Epidural anesthesia is suggested to be a useful option for anesthetic techniques in patients undergoing PELD

Keywords : administration & dosage,Adult,Analgesics,Anesthesia,Anesthesia,Epidural,Anesthesia,General,Anesthesia,Local,Anesthesiology,Anesthetics,Anesthetics,Local,Diskectomy,Percutaneous,Endoscopy,Feasibility Studies,Female,Hospitalization,Humans,Intervertebral Disc Displacement,Length of Stay,Lumbar Vertebrae,Male,methods,Middle Aged,Patients,Retrospective Studies,surgery,Time,Time Factors,Universities,, Epidural,Anesthesia,Percutaneous, london pain clinic fees

Date of Publication : 2011 Dec

Authors : Yoshikawa H;Andoh T;Tarumoto Y;Yamada R;Akihisa Y;Kudoh I;

Organisation : Department of Anesthesiology, Mizonokuchi Hospital, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Kawasaki 213-8507

Journal of Publication : Masui

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22256577

The London Spine Unit : Harley Street UK. Specialists in Cutting Edge Technologies for Spinal Surgery

Make an Appointment 

Trustpilot Reviews
Doctify Reviews
Top Doctor Reviews

Usefulness of epidural anesthesia for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) | Hip injections for arthritis

What our patients say ...

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Consultant Spine Surgeon

This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

If you have any emergency Doctor’s need, simply call our 24 hour emergency

Your personal case manager will ensure that you receive the best possible care.

Call Now 

+44 844 589 2020
+44 203 973 8810