Lumbar Discectomy

Lumbar Discectomy at Fitzwilliam Hospital

What is lumbar discectomy?

Your spinal discs are cushion-like shock absorbers for your spine. When a disc slips, herniates, or bulges out of position, it can push on your spinal nerves and this nerve compression causes lower back and leg (sciatic) pain, pins and needles and, numbness in your leg. A slipped disc is the most common cause of lower (lumbar) back pain.

Lumbar discectomy is a type of spinal decompression surgery used to relieve the pressure that a herniated or slipped disc causes as it presses on the nerves in your spinal column. 

A discectomy can be performed by traditional open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques, known as microdiscectomy.

You're in control

Flexible payment options

to suit you

payment-plan-icon

0% Payment Plans

Spread the cost of your treatment with fixed, monthly payments over a time period to suit you.

Find out more
self-funding-icon

Self-funding Patients

We offer an alternative range of ways to pay, so you can choose which one best suits you and your finances.

Find out more
medical-insurance

Private Medical Insurance

Use your private medical insurance to fund your treatment through our simple referral process.

Find out more

Related Treatments

Lumbar Laminectomy

Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to see inside your hip using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin. It is used to examine, diagnose and treat problems that are causing pain and/or restricted movement in your hip.

Find out more

Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery is back surgery to relieve back pain.

Find out more

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, also called microdecompression or microdiscectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure that relieves sciatica leg pain.

Find out more

Latest from Fitzwilliam Hospital

Fitzwilliam Outreach Clinics Reduce Travel for Patients

Patients living in rural areas East and South of Peterborough will now benefit from consultant appointments closer to home, thanks to Fitzwilliam Hospital recently opening two outreach clinics. 

Find out more

Fitzwilliam Nursing Student Falls in Love with Theatre Role

Peterborough student found her nine-week placement in Fitzwilliam Hospital’s theatres an amazing experience, despite her initial trepidation, she fell in love with the theatre role.

Find out more

Diagnosis and treatment of headaches

Headaches are one of the most common things seen by a GP. In this article we discuss when you should see a doctor about your headaches and what to expect at your appointment, why it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis, and your treatment options.

Find out more
Paying for yourself?

Get in touch

Need some advice on a treatment price or booking an initial appointment?

We're here to help.

Or send us a message...

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.