Simple/Outpatient Spinal Surgery

SIMPLE/OUTPATIENT SPINAL SURGERY

These are surgeries that are very common and straightforward, and usually performed on an outpatient basis. This includes spinal surgery for herniated or bulging discs in the lumbar or cervical spine, as well as surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal where the spinal cord +/or nerve roots travel), and similar surgeries in the cervical spine. This type of surgery generally involves making a small incision in the skin, opening a small window in the bone, and relieving nerve root compression by removing a small amount of bone or other tissue over the nerve root, and removing the herniated part of the disc that is compressing the nerve root. Straightforward spinal surgery is generally indicated for the patient that has primarily extremity pain, and it is felt that the surgery required to relieve the nerve root compression would not destabilize the spine. As with all surgery, it is generally used as a last resort when the patient has failed all conservative treatment options, with the notable exception of a neurologic deficit or impending neurologic deficit. Some common procedures we perform include:

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Lumbar microdiscectomy: This procedure usually involves a very small incision, less than 1 inch, takes about an hour, and is done as an outpatient procedure. Most patient’s usually experience very substantial relief of their leg pain almost immediately after surgery. This surgery can be done with a small retractor, or more frequently using a small tube.

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Lumbar laminectomy / decompression: This procedure is similar to a lumbar microdiscectomy, but requires more bone removal. A 1 level decompression is about the same time and same incision size as a microdiscectomy, but more levels require a larger incision to reach and more time. These procedures generally use a small retractor, but 1 and 2 level cases can be done using a small tube

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Atlanta, GA Office

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Marietta, GA Office

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Canton, GA Office

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Alpharetta, GA

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Atlanta, GA Office

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Marietta, GA Office

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Canton, GA Office

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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Alpharetta, GA

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