Endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery that is performed on patients suffering from herniated discs. This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means the patient can return home the same day of the surgery. During the procedure, a physician uses a tubular device to remove portions of the herniated disc to allow compressed nerves to move back to their normal position. Once the damaged pieces have been removed, the surgical device is removed, allowing surrounding tissue to close around the surgical site. The incision is closed with a bandage, and the patient is sent home shortly afterward to recover.