Endoscopic Spine Surgery - Hanbing Zhou, MD
Hanbing (Steve) Zhou, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who is highly trained in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for alleviating back and neck pain. The sole mission of Dr. Hanbing Zhou is to alleviate your pain through personalized, high-quality care combined with the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques. His goal is to get you back to living your life as quickly as possible.
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Endoscopic Spine Surgery


For many minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Zhou will use an endoscopic technique. Endoscopic spine surgery is an advanced, state-of-the-art form of minimally invasive surgery that is designed to give patients an even quicker recovery time and less recurring pain. In fact, endoscopic spine surgery is considered the least invasive of the minimally invasive types of surgeries.

At the end of endoscopic spine surgery, only a small bandage is needed to cover the incision area.

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dr. hanbing zhou performs endoscopic spine surgery

During endoscopic spine surgery, Dr. Zhou will make a small skin incision of less than a half-inch through which he inserts an endoscope – a small tube approximately the size of a #2 pencil. The tube houses a light source, irrigation channel, a working channel for micro instrumentation, and a high-definition camera. The camera is connected to a monitor that Dr. Zhou uses to view the spine.

Patient in post-op recovery after endoscopic spine surgery with dr. hanbing zhou

Small incisions and hyper-targeting of the surgical site means even less trauma to skin, muscle, and soft tissues resulting in less blood loss and a faster recovery. Furthermore, most ESS procedures can be completed in about one hour, which allow patients to be back on their feet a few hours following post-operative recovery.

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