Spinal Surgery Spinal Surgery

The Woolworth Building
233 Broadway, Ste 640
New York, NY 10279
(212)­ 513-7711

333 East 38th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
(212)­ 513-7711


The Woolworth Building
233 Broadway, Ste 640
New York, NY 10279
(212)­ 513-7711

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

What Is An Endoscope?
While endoscopic surgery is a general term, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and arthroscopic surgery describe endoscopic surgery within the abdomen, thoracic cavity, and joint spaces, respectively. In most instances, the endoscopic technique attempts to duplicate the same surgical techniques and principles as the corresponding open techniques, with the only difference being surgical access.

Endoscopy means "looking inside" and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope, which is an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices (x-ray, MRI, etc.), endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ.

An endoscope may consist of the following parts

  • a rigid or flexible tube which is inserted through an incision
  • a light delivery system to illuminate the area being viewed. The light source is normally outside the body and the light is usually directed via an optical fiber system
  • a lens system transmitting the image to the viewing device
  • an eyepiece
  • an additional tube or channel to allow entry of medical instruments to perform the surgery

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

Dr. Goldstein also recommends this overview of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spinal Expertise

Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. His expertise is sought by television, media, and magazines. His practice is focused on surgical treatment:

2017 New York Magazine Best DoctorsDr. Jeffrey Goldstein was recognized again in 2017 as one of America's Top Doctors .

About Dr. Goldstein »

Spine Surgery in New York

Dr. Goldstein serves as Director of the Spine Service at NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Hospital for Joint DiseaseHospital for Joint Disease

Patients from around the world travel to New York for the most advanced medical care. New York offers unrivalled facilities, accommodation, and infrastructure.

About Spinal Surgery in New York

Surgical Treatment in New York »