What is Discectomy?
It is the surgical removal of the intervertebral discs- complete or part of it..
How much does Discectomy cost?
Depending on the level and extent of intervention, it may cost from 70,000 INR to 150000 INR.
Who are the right specialists for Discectomy?
An orthopedist or a neurosurgeon
Is Discectomy safe?
With minimal invasive methods, the surgery is safer. However, this entirely depends on the limit of the removal of the vertebral discs.
What is discectomy and fusion?
Discectomy refers to removal of a part or complete of the intervertebral disc. Fusion surgery is referred to joining of two vertebras.
How long does discectomy surgery take?
For about 1 hour to 2 hours.
What is discectomy and laminectomy?
Discectomy refers to removal of a part or complete of the intervertebral disc.
Laminectomy is removal of intervertebral disc to release pressure on spinal nerves.
What is lumbar discectomy surgery?
A discectomy surgery performed at the lumbar area (lower back) of spinal column.
What is endoscopic discectomy?
It is removal of protruded intervertebral discs using minimal invasive method through flexible tubes and small incisions.
What is percutaneous discectomy?
It is removal of herniated disc through a puncture in skin. It is done for instant relief from pain.
Does a discectomy weaken the back?
No, it does not.
However, proper follow up and back care is needed for best results.
What if discectomy fails?
A failed discectomy may have diverse reasons ranging from incorrect surgery to poor follow up or reoccurring of symptoms at different level.
A redo surgery or a different procedure is done, as per the need.
Can a discectomy cause paralysis?
It has 95 % success rate. But there is always a chance of paralysis owing to extent of the disease and experience of the surgeon.
How common is discectomy?
It is a common procedure to relieve herniated disc symptoms.
What does a discectomy involve?
It involves correction of a herniated disc putting pressure on spinal nerves.