Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure – ADS. ADS or Advanced Disc Surgery is minimally invasive spinal disc surgery in which the surgeon uses an endoscopic instrument and specialized video cameras and instruments which are passed through small incisions (less than 2 cm) to correct degenerative and herniated disc spinal problems The benefits of endoscopic surgery are threefold: the size of the incisions are smaller, the recovery from surgery is much quicker and there is less pain and damage to the surrounding tissues. Recovery requires 3 to 6 weeks. Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.