Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of Stayusually 2 to 4 days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Slipped Disc?

Slipped disc, also called a Spinal disc herniation, it refers to a complication of an intervertebral disc in the spine. These discs are rubbery cushions of cartilage acting as shock absorbers between the individual bones (vertebrae that comprise the spinal column. Disk removal is one of the most common types of spine surgery.

What are the types of a slipped disc?

  1. Slipped cervical discs (Neck)
  2. Slipped thoracic discs (Upper body)
  3. Slipped lumbar discs (Lower back)

Slipped disc surgery signs include:

  • Pain and numbness
  • Arms and legs pain
  • Nerve root pain
  • Pain when walking short distances
  • Unexplained muscle weakness
  • Tingling, aching, or burning sensations

Slipped disc surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leaking spinal fluid
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis

 

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-rays, (CT) scans, magnetic resonance or (MRI) imaging.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Slipped disc surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Slipped disc surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to Slipped disc surgery relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision:

Types of surgery for Slipped disc surgery -

The spine surgeon may recommend one of these surgeries or combination of surgeries

  1. Laminotomy:- In a laminotomy, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the vertebral arch to relieve pressure on your nerve roots with the help of a microscope. This procedure called a laminectomy.
  2. Diskectomy:- In a diskectomy, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the lumbar region to remove the damaged portion of a herniated disk in your spine. This procedure called a diskectomy.
  3. Spinal fusion:-  in a Spinal fusion, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the vertebral arch.  The spine surgeon places bone graft, bonelike material, metal plates, screws and rods within the space between two spinal vertebrae. It helps to hold the vertebrae together, so they can heal fast.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The spine surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

Doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  Patients can move after 24 hours of the operation and after 3 days able to walk by a walker. The surgeon will advise wearing a canvas type lumbar support belt for the first few weeks.

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience. It’s a safe procedure with high success rates usually more than 95%, low risk, very small incision and fast recovery. 

  • Are you board-certified spine surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of slipped disk surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of slipped disk surgery?
  • What are risk factors for this type of slipped disk surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my slipped disk surgery?

 

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SLIPPED DISKS SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours

Days of Stayusually 2 to 4 days in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Slipped Disc?

Slipped disc, also called a Spinal disc herniation, it refers to a complication of an intervertebral disc in the spine. These discs are rubbery cushions of cartilage acting as shock absorbers between the individual bones (vertebrae that comprise the spinal column. Disk removal is one of the most common types of spine surgery.

What are the types of a slipped disc?

  1. Slipped cervical discs (Neck)
  2. Slipped thoracic discs (Upper body)
  3. Slipped lumbar discs (Lower back)

symptoms

Slipped disc surgery signs include:

  • Pain and numbness
  • Arms and legs pain
  • Nerve root pain
  • Pain when walking short distances
  • Unexplained muscle weakness
  • Tingling, aching, or burning sensations

risk factors

Slipped disc surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leaking spinal fluid
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Nerve paralysis

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-rays, (CT) scans, magnetic resonance or (MRI) imaging.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Slipped disc surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Slipped disc surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving general anaesthesia to Slipped disc surgery relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision:

Types of surgery for Slipped disc surgery -

The spine surgeon may recommend one of these surgeries or combination of surgeries

  1. Laminotomy:- In a laminotomy, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the vertebral arch to relieve pressure on your nerve roots with the help of a microscope. This procedure called a laminectomy.
  2. Diskectomy:- In a diskectomy, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the lumbar region to remove the damaged portion of a herniated disk in your spine. This procedure called a diskectomy.
  3. Spinal fusion:-  in a Spinal fusion, a spine surgeon makes a small incision in the vertebral arch.  The spine surgeon places bone graft, bonelike material, metal plates, screws and rods within the space between two spinal vertebrae. It helps to hold the vertebrae together, so they can heal fast.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The spine surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

Doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing. Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery.  Patients can move after 24 hours of the operation and after 3 days able to walk by a walker. The surgeon will advise wearing a canvas type lumbar support belt for the first few weeks.

success rate

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience. It’s a safe procedure with high success rates usually more than 95%, low risk, very small incision and fast recovery. 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified spine surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of slipped disk surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of slipped disk surgery?
  • What are risk factors for this type of slipped disk surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my slipped disk surgery?

 

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