Herniated Disc Surgery & Treatment Options
The Bonati surgery for a herniated disc is a safe and effective solution to treat lumbar, thoracic and herniated discs in the neck, that have not responded to conservative treatment. Severely herniated discs may not heal on their own and require surgical intervention. The Bonati Spine Procedures are extremely effective at fixing the problem, resolving the symptoms and returning the patient to normal, pain-free activities within days of surgery. These procedures are performed on an out-patient basis, with the patient under local anesthesia and twilight sedation. These techniques allow our our experienced team of spine surgeons to utilize the patient as a monitor and determine that the surgery has been successful even prior to the patient leaving the surgical room. The patients walk-out on their own, within a couple of hours of their surgery and most are able to return to work within days. These highly effective revolutionary outpatient surgeries are designed to address the problem, fix it and provide immediate relief for the symptoms caused by herniated discs.
The Bonati Spine Surgery For Herniated Discs
The Bonati Spine Procedures may utilize an array of surgical procedures to treat herniated discs. These procedures may include:
Discectomy for a Herniated Disc
A discectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a portion of the bulged or herniated disc, thereby relieving pressure on the impacted spinal nerves or spinal cord. The Bonati surgery for herniated discs involves a very small incision through which the patented Bonati tube system is inserted to provide the surgeon with direct visualization. Surgical instruments are passed through the tubular system to remove small portions of tissue to provide access to the portion of the disc that is compressing the nerve root or spinal cord. The Bonati Discectomy is performed using local anesthesia and Conscious IV Sedation, allowing the patient to be comfortable and responsive during the procedure.
Foraminotomy for a Herniated Disc
A foraminotomy is a decompression surgery performed in order to increases the space of the foramen and hollow out the passageway where the nerve roots exit the spinal canal. The procedure involves the removal of bone or tissue that obstructs the neuroforamen and compresses the nerve roots leading to inflammation and radiating pain. The removal of part of the lamina is often necessary for the surgeon to gain access to the affected nerve roots in the neuroforamen or to a herniated disc. For this reason the foraminotomy is often performed in conjunction with a laminectomy or laminotomy.
Laminectomy for a Herniated Disc
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pressure (decompress) on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots through the widening of the spinal canal. The procedure is carried out by removing or trimming part of the lamina (roof) of the vertebrae in the affected area. The removal of part of the lamina creates an opening for the compressed nerves, relieving pressure on the nerve roots and reducing inflammation. The partial removal of the lamina also allows the surgeon access to a herniated disc to remove any tissue causing pain and inflammation.
Laminotomy for a Herniated Disc
A laminotomy is a common decompression surgery for spinal stenosis that resembles the laminectomy in its goals and technique. The difference between the laminectomy and the laminotomy is that the laminotomy involves making an opening in the lamina to gain access to the disc, where the laminectomy necessitates the partial removal of the lamina. In either case, the goal is similar, to relieve pressure on the affected area and allow the nerve roots room to heal. Both procedures are often utilized in order to give the surgeon the proper space to perform a foraminotomy or discectomy.
The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with a herniated disc to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your pain from disc herniation can become a thing of the past.