Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Surgery (Lumbar)

Understanding Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Surgery

Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Surgery is a cutting-edge procedure aimed at addressing lumbar disc herniation. Unlike traditional open surgeries, this minimally invasive approach targets the specific disc issue while minimizing disruption to surrounding tissues, allowing for a quicker recovery. Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Surgery is commonly recommended for lumbar disc herniation causing symptoms such as:

  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Numbness or weakness in the legs
  • Back pain associated with disc compression

Patient Positioning: The patient is positioned face down on the operating table, allowing the surgeon access to the lumbar spine.

Small Incisions: One or more small incisions are made near the affected disc, providing access for specialized instruments.

Microscopic Visualization: Using a microscope or magnifying lenses, the surgeon visualizes the affected disc and surrounding structures with precision.

Herniated Disc Removal: The herniated or protruding portion of the disc is carefully removed, relieving pressure on the spinal nerves.

Closure: The small incisions are closed with minimal sutures or adhesive strips, promoting faster healing.


Microdiscectomy Surgery Recovery

Recovery from microdiscectomy is an important phase of your healing journey. After the surgery, you will receive post-operative care to manage pain and monitor your progress.

Recovery Timeline

Immediate Postoperative Period (Days 1-2): Focus on rest and pain management. Begin light walking as recommended by your surgeon to prevent stiffness.

First Week: Gradually increase mobility with short walks. Avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects during this initial phase.

2-6 Weeks: Follow your surgeon’s guidance on physical activity. Begin gentle stretching exercises as recommended. Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments.

Continued Recovery: With your surgeon’s approval, resume normal daily activities. Gradually reintroduce more strenuous exercises and activities through physical therapy.


Common Concerns

Temporary Discomfort: Expect some discomfort initially. This is normal and should gradually improve as you progress through the recovery process.

Numbness or Tingling: Some patients may experience temporary numbness or tingling, which often resolves as the nerves heal.

Returning to Work: The timeline for returning to work will depend on your job requirements and the nature of your daily activities. Consult with your surgeon for personalized advice.

Long-Term Health

Stay Active: Engage in regular, low-impact exercises to support spinal strength and overall well-being.

Maintain a Healthy Diet: A balanced diet promotes healing and supports your overall recovery.

Routine Check-ups: Schedule regular follow-ups with your surgeon to monitor progress and address any concerns promptly.

Remember, each patient’s recovery experience is unique, and adherence to your healthcare provider’s guidance is essential.


Begin Your Journey to Recovery Today

Trust the expert surgeons of Metropolitan Neurosurgery Brain & Spine as you navigate surgery and the recovery phase of Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy Surgery. Contact us today to take charge and embrace a healthier, pain-free future.
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