At Ramsay Health Care, we offer a comprehensive range of spinal surgeries to help improve your mobility and reduce your back pain if conservative treatments do not work. We understand how painful and debilitating back pain can be and our aim is to get you back to enjoying your usual activities again.
Our highly skilled surgeons use the latest technologies and techniques for spinal surgery including percutaneous coblation and percutaneous endoscopic discectomy to destroy or remove a damaged disc using tiny instruments inserted through tiny cuts.
Spinal treatment with Ramsay Health Care is carried out by our multidisciplinary team that comprises expert orthopaedic and pain management consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, and radiologists. We provide a rapid and accurate diagnosis of your back pain using the latest diagnostic equipment. Non-invasive treatments such as physiotherapy, injections, medication, and pain management techniques are available as well as spinal surgery.
Whatever your back problem, be it back pain caused by arthritis or a slipped disc, our specialist team will provide the best treatment to help increase your mobility, provide pain relief and support a better quality of life.
Spinal surgery is a surgical treatment to manage a range of problems associated with your spine. It diagnoses and treats spinal disorders and conditions to provide pain relief, improve functionality, and avoid permanent impairment.
Spinal surgery is used to treat:
Neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in spinal surgery perform back surgery.
Back surgery is considered when conservative treatments have not worked and your pain remains persistent and is impacting the quality of your life. It involves decompressing, moving, fixing, and replacing vertebral structures to relieve back pain.
There is some debate as to which is the most common spine surgery. Often the most frequently performed spinal surgeries are carried out together such as spinal decompression and fusion and microdiscectomy with lumbar decompression.
The three most common spine surgeries are:
Additional spinal surgeries include: vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, foraminotomy, disc replacement, and interlaminar implant.
The cost of a spinal surgery with Ramsay Health Care will depend on your spinal condition or injury, your spinal procedure, the diagnostic tests required, and your chosen Ramsay hospital.
Following your consultation with a spinal surgeon, you will receive a written cost quote. This quotation is guaranteed for 60 days and includes unlimited aftercare.
Ramsay is recognised by all major medical insurers. Most schemes cover spinal surgery. We advise you to obtain written authorisation from your medical insurance provider before your procedure.
We have a number of finance options to pay for your spinal surgery. These include: interest-free finance with no deposit and monthly instalments at 0% interest, a one-off pre-agreed payment for All-inclusive Total Care that comes with unlimited aftercare, and pay-as-you-go that offers flexible funding to pay as and when costs arise.
The recovery process after a spinal surgery will depend on the exact surgery you have, the severity of your back condition, your pre-surgery fitness level, and your age. You should follow your spinal surgeon’s advice for recovery.
Recovery after a discectomy is generally shorter than a laminectomy or fusion surgery.
Full recovery after a microdiscectomy can take up to six weeks. Most people leave the hospital the same day or within 24 hours. A physiotherapist will give you advice on exercises to improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles around your spine. Exercising your spine will help you to recover sooner. You can expect to be off work for a week or two or longer if your job involves heavy lifting.
After a laminectomy or spinal fusion, you can go home after about one to four days. A physiotherapist will work with you to help you safely regain strength and movement. Most people go back to work after four to eight weeks, providing their job isn't too strenuous. If you have a strenuous job or it has lots of driving, you may need to stay off work for three to six months.
We will arrange a follow-up appointment with your spinal surgeon to see how you are getting on after your surgery.
Mr Dimpu Bhagawati
Mr Dimpu Bhagawati is a Consultant Spinal surgeon in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and LincolnshireRead more
Mr Arif Gul
Mr Arif Gul is a Spinal surgeon in Hertfordshire specialising in adult and spinal conditions including degenerative conditions, spinal deformity, trauma, infection and tumours of the spineRead more
Mr Sajjad Mushtaq
Mr Sajjad Mushtaq is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Hertfordshire who specialises in Spine Surgery and providing comprehensive conservative and operative management of a whole range of spinal condition.Read more
Mr Nana Osei
Mr Nana Osei - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinehill Hospital, Hertfordshire who specialises in spinal surgery.Read more
Mr Tamer Sherief
Mr Tamer Sherief is a Back pain and spinal care Consultant Surgeon at Pinehill Hospital, Hertfordshire who specialises in all aspects of spinal surgery.Read more
Lumbar discectomy treatment is the removal of the herniated or bulging part of an intervertebral disc in your lower back. It is performed to relieve the pressure the bulging disc is exerting on nearby spinal nerves.
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