What is Microdiscectomy?
Microdiscectomy, also sometimes called microdecompression or microdiskectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed on patients with a herniated lumbar disc.
A microdiscectomy is an improved surgical procedure that combines advancements in technology and utilization of microscopes to allow your surgeon to make smaller incisions while gaining access to the disc and removing the particle remnants from the rupture. The smaller incision and less invasive approach expedites your recovery time.
The goal of a microdiscectomy is to remove the disc material placing pressure on the nerves. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. You will be unconscious during the entire procedure, which is performed in a face down position.