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Microendoscopic Lumbar Discectomy, or MLD, is one of the most common surgical procedures performed to relieve sciatica pain that radiates from the spine into the leg.

The lumbar section of the spine is the lower part of the back. It works to support the entire body, allowing you to bend forward and backward, and to twist at the waist. The normal lumbar spine is composed of five building blocks called vertebrae that sit on the sacrum, which is the back part of the pelvic bone.

Microendoscopic Lumbar Discectomy surgery is a modern modification of standard discectomy. The surgical visualization by an endoscope or microscope is better than with the naked eye. Microendoscopic Lumbar Discectomy requires a smaller surgical incision and less tissue dissection than standard discectomy.