At Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Spine Surgeries we offer various surgeries and procedures, such as laminectomy, discectomy, and lumbar puncture. Vimhans PrimaMed is one of the leading hospitals for spine surgeryperforming major and complex spine surgery. Our multidisciplinary team of qualified spine surgeons, anaesthetists, and pain specialists help restoring and preserving the spine functions by managing diseases of both non-operative and operative treatment modalities.
We at Vimhans PrimaMed perform full range of spinal surgeries using advanced surgical techniques like minimally invasive procedures and complex spinal reconstructions.
Discectomy is a surgical procedure for removing the damaged portion of a herniated disk in the spine. A herniated disk may irritate or compress surrounding nerves and cause pain, numbness or weakness. These symptoms may affect the neck or back or may radiate down the arms or legs.
Discectomy works best on radiating symptoms. It is less helpful for actual back pain or neck pain. The majority of people experiencing back pain or neck pain find relief with more-conservative treatments, such as pain medications or physical therapy.
Your physician may recommend discectomy if:
• Your are facing trouble standing or walking due to nerve weakness
• Traditional treatments like medications or physical therapy fail to respond to the symptoms
• Pain radiating into your legs, arms, buttocks, or chest becomes unbearable.
Laminectomy is a surgery for creating space by removing the lamina — the back part of the vertebra covering the spinal canal. The surgery is also known as decompression surgery. Laminectomy enlarges the spinal canal to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
This pressure is commonly caused by bony overgrowths within the spinal canal that may occur in people having arthritis in their spines.
Your Physician may advise laminectomy, if:
• Conservative treatments fail to improve your symptoms
• You are experiencing numbness or muscle weakness that makes standing difficult
• You face loss of bowel or bladder control
Lumbar puncture or spinal tap is done in the lower back, in the lumbar region. During the procedure, a needle is inserted between vertebrae (two lumbar bones) for removing a sample of cerebrospinal fluid — the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain to protect them from injury.
It may be performed for:
• Measuring the pressure of cerebrospinal fluid
• Collecting cerebrospinal fluid for lab analysis
• Injecting chemotherapy drugs, spinal anesthetics or other medications