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Alleviate pain caused by pinched nerves with disc decompression, which gives the nerve root more room.

What is microdiscectomy surgery?

Discectomy is a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure to treat a painful intervertebral disc in the spine.

What does microdiscectomy surgery treat?

A discectomy is typically performed on patients who experience pain in the discs in the lower back, also called the lumbar spine.

Disc material from under the nerve root or a part of the bone over the nerve root is removed to give the nerve root more space. The procedure can offer quicker recovery and be less invasive than an open surgical procedure.

Microdiscectomy surgery results

Discectomy can alleviate disc-related back and leg pain.

What to expect from microdiscectomy surgery

Discectomy is performed under local anaesthesia. This means that the patient is awake for the duration of the procedure.

The surgeon places a needle or cannula into the painful disc and removes nucleus pulposus. Disc decompression relieves the pressure on the exiting nerve root.

Recovery after microdiscectomy

Since discectomy is performed with local anaesthesia, patients can usually leave the hospital within an hour after the procedure. Some patients may need to do physiotherapy to strengthen their backs.

Get microdiscectomy surgery with Centric Health

Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for disc decompression surgery. Our renowned surgeons have successfully performed disc decompression surgery for more than a decade. Our surgeons have years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Our modern facility and patient-centred philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience.

Next steps: Book your discectomy surgery consultation

If you are ready to discuss your discectomy surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications



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