Herniated Disc Treatment & Surgery Options
Most minor spinal disc herniations heal within a few weeks. Anti-inflammatory treatments for pain associated with herniated discs are generally effective.
However, a severe herniated disc may not heal on its own and may require surgical intervention.
If conservative treatment has failed, and you are considering back surgery, contact the spine experts at The Bonati Spine Institute. Our experienced team of spine surgeons have performed over 55,000 procedures, utilizing Dr. Bonati’s patented spinal surgical methods and instrumentation.
These highly effective revolutionary outpatient surgeries, called The Bonati Spine Procedures, may provide immediate relief for the symptoms caused by a herniated disc.
The Bonati Spine Surgery For Herniated Discs
The Bonati Spine Procedures offer an array of surgical techniques 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 Spine Procedures – Discectomy involves a very small incision through which the patented Bonati tube system is inserted to view the surgical area using endoscopic assistance. Spine surgery instruments are passed through the tubular system to remove a small portion of bone or ligament in order to remove 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. 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 treat spinal stenosis. The surgery is designed 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 compressed 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 may also allow the surgeon to remove any bone spurs or damaged tissue causing pain and inflammation in the patient.
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 removal of the lamina section of the vertebrae. 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 the foraminotomy.
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.