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During a minimally invasive lumbar discectomy the surgeon takes out the damaged parts of the spongy, doughnut-shaped disc causing your pain.
The discs sit between your vertebrae and cushion the spine bones, but sometimes they get damaged through injury, age or illness. They can become herniated, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
The minimally invasive discectomy is performed through very small incisions in your back to remove the part causing your symptoms.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine perform this potentially life-restoring procedure. The combined team of orthopedic spine and neuroscience specialists at Norton Leatherman spine provides comprehensive care.
Our specialists’ decades of experience, specialized training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they are experts at minimally invasive lumbar discectomy.
Your physician will recommend surgical procedures such as minimally invasive discectomy after aggressive nonsurgical options, such as physical therapy or medication, have not relieved your symptoms.
Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy typically is 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.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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