05195541 is referenced by 354 patents and cites 8 patents.

A discectomy apparatus comprises an elongated sleeve member having receiving means therein for an endoscope, receiving means for securing and suction and irrigation channel means, all secured and extending along the interior length of the sleeve. The apparatus is especially suitable for performing a laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. In another embodiment, an elongated sleeve member is provided with means for receiving an endoscope and means for removably receiving selected elongated surgical instruments.

The invention also includes an improved method for performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy.

Title
Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy
Application Number
7/780865
Publication Number
5195541
Application Date
October 18, 1991
Publication Date
March 23, 1993
Inventor
Theodore G Obenchain
12002 Royal Birkdale Row, #A, San Diego, 92128
CA, US
Agent
Jerry R Seiler
IPC
A61B 19/00
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