Hi my name is Susan, and my husband (age 53) injured his back in Jun 09. Since then he has been in severe pain down his left buttocks and leg. He has had an MRI, an it showed a herniated disc S1/L5. His neurosurgeon wants to do a Microdecompression Endoscopic (Arthroscopic) Spinal Discectomy. He tell my husband that the recovery time is around 2 weeks and then he can return to work (he is a teacher and is on his feet for most of the day). My question is this - Have any of you had this procedure done and if so, was it successful? What was your recovery like? I am very scared for my husband to have back surgury - but on the other hand, I want my husband back! Thanks for your help.