Transforaminal endoscopy vs Interlaminar endoscopy

Purpose Decompress nerve Decompress nerve
Anaesthesia Local anaesthesia General anaesthesia
Patient status Awake during surgery Under anaesthesia
Incision 8mm 8mm
Hospital stays 24 hours 24 hours
Approach Laterally directly in disc Posteriorly through interlaminar area
Postoperative No sedation Some sedation because of GA
  Preserves patient anatomy- minimal damage Needs removal of bone and ligaments

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