I worry about the technique of endoscopic intralaminar microdiscectomy as the visualization of the pathology is not very good and not all results are as good as a microdiscectomy. In addition, the statement “he will not remove the disc instead he only removes other tissues around (bone,ligamnet etc.) to decompress the nerve” sounds not appropriate. The protruding calcified disc is what is displacing the root. Not to remove this offending structure negates the procedure’s effectiveness. I think a microdiscectomy should give you the best benefit.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.