Is Endoscopic Discectomy Superior To Conventional Open Discectomy? Unfortunately, meta-analysis of existing scientific evidence states that this “fashionable” approach is just an alternative to the conventional open discectomy!!!

Microendoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis. He J, Xiao S, Wu Z, Yuan Z. Eur Spine J. 2016 May; 25(5):1373-81. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4523-3. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

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