You may be suffering from a lumbar herniated disc and you need to decrease the severe pain that originates from the herniated disc. In these cases, your specialist may suggest discectomy surgery.
Discectomy is the surgical removal of the damaged portion of a herniated disc that presses the nerve root or the spinal cord. In this surgery, the contents of the torn disc are removed to lessen the pressure on the disc.
Discectomy is performed in different ways depending on the patient's condition. It is often performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The patient is placed in the prone position (laying on the abdomen) so the surgeon can perform surgery on the lumbar discs (waist area). There are different types of discectomy. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the section of the disc that is protruding from the disc wall and any other disc fragments that have been expelled from the disc.
Patients are usually discharged from the hospital within 1-2 days. It will take between 4–6 weeks before you can resume light activities while full recovery takes between 2-3 months.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after procedure and also for upcoming follow-up. During your staying in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
This surgery has potential risks just like other surgeries.
They may include:
• Needing another surgery
• Adverse effects of anesthesia.
• Requiring more treatments besides surgery
• Nerve or spinal damage
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team of Exon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.