Neurosurgery in Iran
HERNIATED DISC SURGERY
Spinal discs are thin cushioning layers positioned between each vertebra in the spine. They are shock absorbers and do not let the bones rub against each other.
Spinal disc may degenerate and malfunction sometimes, causing you feel pain, weakness, numbness, and limited range of motions in either your neck area, your lower back or one or both legs.
A herniated disc surgery lasts between 1 to 2 hours. You will spend around 2 to 4 nights in the hospital.
After you are discharged, you’ll need to rest for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Also, to begin your sport activities, you should wait up to 12 weeks.
Laminectomy is a Neurosurgery procedure designed to rid the patient from the back or neck pain that interferes with normal daily activities. During Laminectomy, the surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina), which helps ease pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, narrowing of the canal (spinal stenosis), or tumors.
A Laminectomy surgery lasts between 2 to 3 hours. You will spend around 2 to 4 nights in the hospital.
After you are discharged, you’ll need to rest for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.
In some cases, instability of the spine might be detected, which may require a posterior fusion of the spine. In the fusion procedure, a bone graft (from your pelvis or spine) is taken, or a synthetic bone graft can be used around the spine to create a solid bony fusion across the unstable segments. In most cases, titanium screws and rods are placed to increase the stability, and sometimes the lumbar disc is removed and replaced with a plastic cage filled with bone graft.
A Vertebral fusion surgery lasts between 2 to 4 hours. You will spend around 2 to 4 nights in the hospital.
After you are discharged, you’ll need to rest for a period of 4 to 8 weeks.