Quick access to spinal surgery
Spire Healthcare offers quick and convenient access to a
choice of specialist spinal surgeons. All orthopaedic surgery is
performed in state-of-the-art operating theatres with laminar airflow
technology that cleans the air during surgery, and the hospitals
themselves rate among the best in the country for cleanliness and
Patients are cared for in private rooms with
entertainment facilities and ensuite bathrooms. Food is freshly
prepared by an in-house chef to suit all tastes, and visitors are
welcome at any time of the day, making recuperation as pleasant an
experience as possible. A physiotherapist will make sure that a patient
is fully mobile before discharge from hospital.
Surgery for back pain at Spire Healthcare
There are many different surgical treatments for back
pain, depending on the cause of the problem, and the highly experienced
consultant orthopaedic surgeons at Spire Healthcare are able to advise on
the best treatment options. The procedures that they most commonly
A discectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part or
all of the spinal disc that is bulging out and causing nerve
compression. Discectomy is a common and successful procedure, relieving
back and leg pain in most patients.
Nerve root or spinal decompression surgery
Nerve root or spinal decompression surgery is used in
conditions such as spinal stenosis and involves removing any bone or
tissue that is compressing the spinal nerves or spinal cord. The
operation is very successful in relieving leg symptoms, but does not
improve back pain.
Spinal fusion surgery
Spinal fusion surgery is used in cases of incapacitating
back pain where there is abnormal and excessive movement of the
vertebrae, such as spondylolisthesis. The vertebrae are made stable by
joining them together with metal implants or bone grafts.