Spine consists of bones (vertebrae) separated by sponge-like cushioning pads called vertebral discs. If a disc begins to bulge or herniate (tear), it may push into the spinal canal, pressing on nerves. This pressure can cause pain, numbness or tingling. It could also lead to other spinal conditions, such as degenerative discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis or a pinched nerve. Discectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of a vertebral disc that has herniated. The disc is removed by cutting the outer annulus fibrosis and removing the nucleus pulposus to relieve pressure on the nerve root. A dissection is then performed to remove a ligament that runs from front to back in order to access the spinal canal and remove any bone spurs or disc material protruding through the ligament.
- Microdiscectomy: This is a minimally invasive discectomy procedure that uses a specially designed operating microscope that illuminates and magnifies the surgical field. This allows the surgeon to make a very small incision, causing minimal damage to the adjacent tissues. Microdiscectomy is a reliable surgical procedure and considered the gold standard for open discectomy. It offers immediate relief from sciatica due to a lumbar herniated disc.
- Percutaneous Discectomy: In this procedure a small percutaneous probe is inserted through a needle puncture in the skin. The probe is inserted into the disc and a small portion of the central part of the disc is removed. Percutaneous discectomy effectively relieves pain in patients suffering from sciatica or leg pain caused by a herniated or slipped disc.
- Endoscopic Discectomy: this procedure is done by making a small incision in the skin and a probe is passed up to the herniated disc. Then an endoscope, which incorporates a light and camera, is inserted through the probe, so that the surgeon can visualize the surgical field on a monitor. Instruments are inserted through the endoscope to perform the surgery.
- Laser Discectomy: This procedure uses a laser beam to penetrate and operate on the herniated disc, but is still in the Research & Development (R&D) stage.
Dr Arvind Kulkarni Approach towards Discectomy
Dr Arvind Kulkarni uses a variety of tools and techniques to perform a discectomy, depending on the circumstances. An open discectomy involves a skin incision. A Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive procedure. He provides the latest in intraoperative imaging technology, state of the art facilities and minimally invasive spine and back surgery. Dr Arvind Kulkarni with more than 17 years of spine surgery experience works closely with onsite neurologists, pain management experts and physical therapists to ensure your quick and complete recovery. Dr Arvind Kulkarni is a renowned spine Surgeon. He is renowned for management of all types of spinal disorders and back pain, specialized spinal surgeries for deformity correction, degenerative spine, spinal trauma and spinal tumors Dr Arvind Kulkarni works & expertise in safe correction of spinal deformities & he has pioneered the use of Growing Magnetic Rods for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) correction in the country. India has some of the best hospitals for Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery in India. Using the latest available technology and techniques for Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery in India. Dr Arvind Kulkarni has been helping international patients in getting treatment in India. His patients are fully satisfied with his service and consultancy. Dr Arvind Kulkarni is associated with one of the best hospitals in India. Dr Kulkarni has been serving patients with sincerity and dedication since our inception.
Spinal surgery is a complex and critical surgery and requires highly trained and skilled surgeons, excellent infrastructure, and good post- op care for a successful outcome. Discectomy surgery in India with top spinal surgeon Dr Arvind Kulkarni at best hospitals at affordable prices. Dr Arvind Kulkarni use neuro-monitoring technique during the surgery for complete safety of the patient and a great outcome. Besides, the cost of Discectomy surgery in India is much affordable, thus attracting people from across the world for their slip disc surgery in India.