DISC prolapse is a common problem seen in general population and 10% patients may require surgical intervention.
Objective: To determine functional outcome of patients operated by percutaneous endoscopic discectomy.
Methodology: Study Area: New Civil Hospital Surat.
Sample Size: 40 Scores used: VAS and Oswestry Disability Index
Results: Patients operated for Disc Herniation by percutaneous discectomy were followed up 1 month 3 months and 6 months postoperatively showing immediate pain relief, smaller incision size, almost no blood loss and earlier return to daily activities.
Conclusion: Endoscopic discectomy is a newer technique which is practised now a days for PIVD and it shows better results than conventional discectomy in terms of post op pain the amount of blood loss, post op ambulation and anesthesia given. It can now be said that percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is the GOLD standard surgical technique for single level disc prolapse.