Surgeries

We perform

Surgeries:

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Lumbar microdiscectomy is a commonly performed procedure and is indicated for the relief of referred or radicular leg pain when conservative therapy has failed or as a primary treatment.

Surgery has a high chance of leg pain relief with a small chance of complications including cosmetic scarring, infection, haematoma, nerve root injury, ongoing pain, recurrent disc herniation and discitis. The risk of catastrophic complication including paralysis or death is remote, although patients do worry about this. Anaesthestic complications do increase over the age of 65 but are often manageable.

Surgery involves using an operative microscope to trim back some of the lumbar disc and free the trapped nerve root.

Patients are up mobilising with a physiotherapist the following day and are often discharged the following day on simple pain relief.

Standard post operative follow up is in 6 weeks although always consult your surgeon if there are any concerns.

 

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Lumbar microdiscectomy is a commonly performed procedure and is indicated for the relief of referred or radicular leg pain when conservative therapy has failed or as a primary treatment.

Surgery has a high chance of leg pain relief with a small chance of complications including cosmetic scarring, infection, haematoma, nerve root injury, ongoing pain, recurrent disc herniation and discitis. The risk of catastrophic complication including paralysis or death is remote, although patients do worry about this. Anaesthestic complications do increase over the age of 65 but are often manageable.

Surgery involves using an operative microscope to trim back some of the lumbar disc and free the trapped nerve root.

Patients are up mobilising with a physiotherapist the following day and are often discharged the following day on simple pain relief.

Standard post operative follow up is in 6 weeks although always consult your surgeon if there are any concerns.