Endoscopic discectomy, a common type of endoscopic spinal surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove herniated disc material that is causing pain in the lower back and legs (lumbar), mid back (thoracic), or neck and arms (cervical). Endoscopic discectomy is the least invasive and effective surgical technique for treating spinal disc herniation patients. With endoscopic spine surgery, surgeons do not need to remove bones and muscles in order to remove herniated discs. Surgeons could see your spine with a iPhone size camera through a small surgical port (tube). Large incisions are avoided. The procedure does not traumatize your spine as all traditional spine surgeries do. The whole procedure for a disc herniation is taken about 30 minutes. Patient goes home in 2- 3 hours when the surgery is done in a surgery center.