Lumbar Discectomy Surgery/Microdiscectomy
For Back Pain Relief Caused By A Herniated Disc
• Herniated Disc Surgery Option
• Patient is Anesthetized & Asleep
A Lumbar Discectomy Surgery or Microdiscectomy is a procedure to remove pressure on a nerve in the low back caused by a herniated disc*. A small amount of bone in the back is removed to allow the surgeon access to the nerve. The nerve is then gently pushed aside and the disc pushing into the nerve is removed.
The procedure is done through a small incision in the low back and the microscope is used to provide optimal visualization of the nerves. The procedure can be performed through a standard small incision in the midline or it can be done through a small tube which is inserted through the skin. *Herniated discs are often referred to as slipped, bulging, ruptured, and retropulsed.