Herniated Disc Surgery

Herniated Disc Surgery

What is a Herniated Disc Surgery?
How long is the surgery?
How long is the hospital stay?
Do I need Anesthesia?
Recovery Time

Minimally Invasive Herniated Disc Surgery

What is a Herniated Disc Surgery?

For individuals who are not able to obtain appropriate relief with physical therapy and pain management and those who experience muscle weakness and bladder irritability, herniated disc surgery can provide great relief of pain and help with restoring the muscle strength. The pressure from the herniated disc interferes with function of the nerve. Through a small working channel, muscles over the spine are gently retracted. A small opening in the bone (laminotomy) provides access to the disc. Once the herniated portion of the disc is removed, the nerve can start to recover.

Disc Rupture
Pinched Nerve
Back Pain
Spine Stenosis
Arthritis of Spine

How long is the surgery?

One level microlumbar diskectomy is performed just under an hour. Removal of herniated disc fragments in the neck take 45 minutes to one hour per level.

How long is the hospital stay?

For lumbar disc herniations, patients are released home after a six to eight hour recovery.

Do I need Anesthesia?

General anesthesia and muscle relaxation are needed for a comfortable experience.

Recovery Time

An initial two weeks of rest and relaxation is needed to ensure proper healing and adequate pain relief. By the third week after surgery, a course of physical therapy and stretch exercise regimen are prescribed. Most people are able to resume their normal activities by 4 weeks after the surgery.

Why Select Dr. Mohamed Mohi Eldin?

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