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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
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About Dr. Goldstein
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Fusion
Theory and MISS
Anterior Approach MISS
Anterior Approach Incision
Lumbar Degenerative Disc
Lumbar Disc Herniation
Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. He is a Clinical Professore of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the NYU School of Medicine. His expertise is sought by television, media, and magazines. His practice is focused on surgical treatment:
Dr. Goldstein serves as Director of the Spine Service at NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases.
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