A lumbar discectomy is a procedure to remove a section of a damaged disc in your spine. Damage to the discs in your spine is often caused by a condition called sciatica, where pain in your leg results from pressure on a nerve when it leaves the spine. This can occur when a disc in your spine wears down and creates a bulge (a “slipped disc”).
The lumbar discectomy is a surgical procedure to alleviate the symptoms associated with sciatica. Sciatica will usually resolve itself without surgery, however undergoing surgery will dramatically improve the speed of recovery.
The procedure takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour to perform and various anaesthetic techniques are available. Your surgeon will make a cut on your lower back and remove a small amount of ligament to access the disc. Your surgeon will take out the section of disc that is pressing on the nerve.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Lumbar discectomy is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Lumbar Discectomy treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
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Contact our team to find out more information regarding Lumbar Discectomy or to book an initial consultation.
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