Microdiscectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that is used to treat herniated discs. The surgery involves making a small incision in the back and removing a portion of the disc that is pressing on the nerve. Microdiscectomy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and patients can usually expect to return home the same day. Recovery times vary, but most people are able to return to work and other activities within a few weeks. Microdiscectomy is considered to be a very safe and effective treatment for herniated discs, and it has a high success rate.
If you are suffering from a herniated disc, Gulfcoast Brain and Spine Center can provide you with the care and treatment you need. Our team has extensive experience performing microdiscectomies, and we can help you get back to your life as quickly and safely as possible.
The primary goal of microdiscectomy is to relieve pressure on the affected area and allow for improved function. The doctor first makes an incision in the lower back or neck area then inserts a miniature camera or microscope into the site followed by specialized instruments in order to remove the portion of the herniated disc.
Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center surgeons are experts at performing microdiscectomies in the safest way possible with minimal damage to nearby tissue. Recovery times vary depending on each individual’s condition but usually take between two weeks and six months. Common symptoms that can be resolved through microdiscectomy include radiating pain in the hip, thigh, calf and/or foot along with numbness and tingling sensations.
If you’re experiencing severe sciatica due to a herniated disc it’s important to seek evaluation from your doctor before undergoing a microdiscectomy at Gulf Coast Brain and Spine Center. Treatment plans are tailored based on specific needs so be sure to discuss all available options with your doctor before deciding what type of procedure is right for you.
Read more about the Effectiveness of microdiscectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a randomized controlled trial with 2 years of follow-up on PubMed.com.