Discectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat a herniated disc in which all or part of the damaged intervertebral disc is removed. If the problem is in the neck, this procedure is usually done through the front and is called an anterior discectomy. Sometimes the surgeon may create more space for the disc and nerve by removing a portion of the bone covering the nerve. This is called a laminectomy.

Is a discectomy right for me?

Although most patients with a herniated disc respond well to non-surgical treatments, some patients do need surgery. In general, surgery should be considered only after several months of non-surgical treatment. Discuss your options with an experienced neurosurgeon.

Many surgical procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. These techniques result in smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, less pain after surgery, and a faster recovery.

Why Choose NGPG

When neurological conditions do not respond to non-surgical treatment, surgery may be the best route to condition relief or management. Patients who choose NGPG receive excellent care for certified specialists and have access to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s state-of-the-art surgical facilities. NGPG neurosurgeons use safe, effective, and proven surgical techniques, helping patients recover faster, spending less time in hospitals and more time at home.

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