When rest, medication and physical therapy fail to relieve the painful symptoms associated with a herniated disk, a diskectomy may be required to successfully resolve the issue. If your pain lasts for several months and becomes so severe that it affects your ability to move, walk or control your bladder or bowels, surgery is likely your best option. While the procedure results in fast pain relief, surgery comes with potential risks and side effects.

An open diskectomy is performed like most other traditional surgeries—your neurosurgeon will use a scalpel to make an incision so they can access the affected area and remove material from the disk. The operation typically takes place in a hospital under general anesthesia.

A microdiskectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is executed using a much smaller cut. Using a surgical microscope, your neurosurgeon will have the advantage of increased visibility, allowing them to leave surrounding bones, ligaments, tissue and muscle untouched. Microdiskectomy is done in a hospital or outpatient setting with localized or general anesthesia.

For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Diskectomy Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating damaged spinal disks and related conditions with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.