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What is Lumbar microdiscectomy?

A lumbar microdiscectomy is the removal of part of a ruptured lumbar disc. The lumbar area is the low back. Your healthcare provider will remove the part that is pressing, pinching, or irritating your nerve root. A lumbar microdiscectomy may be done when no other treatment relieves your symptoms.

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What is Lumbar microdiscectomy?

A lumbar microdiscectomy is the removal of part of a ruptured lumbar disc. The lumbar area is the low back. Your healthcare provider will remove the part that is pressing, pinching, or irritating your nerve root. A lumbar microdiscectomy may be done when no other treatment relieves your symptoms.

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What to expect during your surgery?

After entering the operating room, you will be administered anesthesia to put you to sleep. The anesthesia team will go over all questions you may have regarding anesthesia prior to your surgery. You will be laid face down on the operating table, a small incision will be made in the center of the back. The surgeon will locate the herniated disc, and the disc fragment is then removed. The procedure typically takes about 1 hour to complete.

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What to expect during your surgery?

After entering the operating room, you will be administered anesthesia to put you to sleep. The anesthesia team will go over all questions you may have regarding anesthesia prior to your surgery. You will be laid face down on the operating table, a small incision will be made in the center of the back. The surgeon will locate the herniated disc, and the disc fragment is then removed. The procedure typically takes about 1 hour to complete.

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What happens after surgery?

When you wake up you will be in recovery (PACU). The nurses will monitor your vitals and provide medications to control the pain. You may or may not have a drain located in the surgical site (instructions for emptying the drain/removal will be provided via the nursing staff).

  • You will be up and walking a few hours after surgery to help reduce the risk of blood clots.
  • Once home, take care of your incision site and protect your back by returning to activity slowly.
  • Restrictions include limit bending and twisting and no lifting over 10-15 lbs for 2-4 weeks.
  • Make sure to call your doctor and make any necessary follow up appointments

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“Dr. Patel and Dr. Rodrigo are compassionate and highly qualified physicians who have helped me tremendously with my injury. I am very grateful to have found them. Their staff is also very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended if you need pain management!” 

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“Wonderful,friendly, kind staff. Always goes the extra mile. Always willing and eager to help when needed. Everyone in office is amazing. From the front office to the nurses and doctors and referral coordinator and office manager.”

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“Dr. Rodrigo is the best at his profession. My husband who is a Marine/Army vet was addicted to opioids for years becasue of his back injury and now is able to do small things without so much pain. Thank you so much guys. To those who complain about the wait… it is worth every second!!!”

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