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Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

???: If you are questioning your surgeon ability to perform the recommended surgery, then i would suggest that you seek treatment elsewhere. Remember, if your spinal surgeon is fellowship trained, he has obtained a great deal of experience during that training. Experience is a double edge sword...A lot of experience with good results vs a lot of experience with poor results. Talk to prior surgical pati. ...Read more

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Microdiskectomy (Definition)

Removal or excision of a disc fragment that has herniated out of its normal position that is then causing nerve compression so its removal results in the decompression of the nerve. It is done through a small incision under magnification usually with an operative microscope and is ...Read more


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What are the signs that your discs have re-herniated after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery?

What are the signs that your discs have re-herniated after lumbar microdiscectomy surgery?

Leg pain : If you have developed new pain radiating down the leg that follow a particular nerve root pattern and this is the same as before, then you may have a recurrent disc herniation. Talk to your spinal surgeon. A new MRI with and without contrast may provide you with your answer. ...Read more

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At age 44,is it normal to lose alot of weight approx 5 kg for 6 mths post microdiscectomy surgery for l5/s1?

At age 44,is it normal to lose alot of weight approx 5 kg for 6 mths post microdiscectomy surgery for l5/s1?

Postop wt loss: It is not normal to lose weight after this procedure, but perhaps your diet, activities or medications have changes since then? These are more likely explanations. ...Read more

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Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Most likely: just the sciatica. SI joint pain is an arthritic phenomenon, and releasing pressure on the nerves wouldn't affect that. Be sure to speak with your surgeon, as surgery is usually a last resort, and is not always successful in relieving the pain. ...Read more

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Will microdiscectomy surgery at 3.5 weeks pregnant (pregnant but urine still shows negative) harm the fetus?

Will microdiscectomy surgery at 3.5 weeks pregnant (pregnant but urine still shows negative) harm the fetus?

Blood tests R-: -more reliable. I have done them early in pregnancy, but only under local anesthesia. As far as Ur question, you should talk 2 Ur GYN. Ultrasound also May B done. ...Read more

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What is microdiscectomy "back surgery"?

What is microdiscectomy "back surgery"?

MISS: Micro discectomy surgery is simply the removal of the disc using the microscope to illuminate and magnify the operative site. It may used thru a conventional incision or thru minimally invasive techniques tubes as small as 18 mm. When utilized thru a tubular system or other similar retractor system it is called minimally invadive spinal surgery (miss). ...Read more