Percutaneous Discectomy is performed on all levels of the spine for bulging discs, provided that the material inside the disc hasn’t ruptured into the spinal canal. The term “percutaneous” means “through the skin”. The doctors at Tristate Multi-Specialty Medical Services PC perform this minimally invasive procedure on an out-patient basis with no need for general anesthesia. Our doctors use small instruments inserted into the middle of the disc. To begin the procedure, the affected area is cleaned and numbed. X-ray guided movement assists the doctor to locate the appropriate disc and remove disc tissue. The use of the percutaneous discectomy procedure allows our patients to experience a shorter rehab than from traditional discectomy and you will be achieving your goal of a fast return to everyday life.