What symptoms should worry me after the intervertebral disc excision surgery?
After you are discharged, you should pay attention to some symptoms which might indicate that you are starting to develop complications.
Herniated or ruptured discs in the lumbar, cervical, and thoracic sections of the spine are typically treated through intervertebral disc excision surgery.
The surgeon removes the protruding part of the intervertebral disc, along with other fragments disturbing the nerve root or spinal cord, through methods like:
It is not abnormal if a minimally invasive procedure is not completed and for a second procedure or open surgery to be required afterward.
You should call your doctor right away if after intervertebral disc excision:
Risks and complications associated with intervertebral disc excision surgery
As with any medical procedure, minimal or complex, there are risks that may include:
The odds are increased for people with pre-existing health conditions to develop complications, such as:
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