What Is Microdiscectomy?

What Is Microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy is the practice of microsurgery for the lumbar and cervical spine disc herniations, or “microscopic discectomy”. These are actually open surgeries, that is; performed under total anesthesia and by cutting the patient’s skin. However, they are performed with a very low risk; namely using a more detailed view and a more effective illumination provided by the operation microscope. Moreover, these operations can be performed through very small incisions in the skin of the patient, thus are actually done by giving less harm to the surrounding tissues and consequently less problems like infection are seen.

Thanks to such modern surgeries, it is possible for the patient to return to normal life in a very short time after the operation; and it is also possible to ensure that there will be no change to the quality of life of the patient after the operation.

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