The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana perform minimally invasive lumbar discectomy surgery.
Our specialists’ decades of experience, specialized training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they are experts at minimally invasive lumbar discectomy.
Discs are the spongy, doughnut-shaped rings between your vertebrae. They cushion the spine bones, but sometimes get damaged through injury, age or illness. This can cause pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. During a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy the surgeon takes out the damaged parts of the disc through very small incisions in your back.
Surgery is recommended after aggressive nonsurgical options, such as physical therapy or medication, have not worked.
This surgery is typically done on an outpatient basis, so you usually can go home the same day. The doctor may have you limit normal activity for a while, wear a brace or do physical therapy.