Lumbar Hernia Surgery
Lumbar hernia surgery includes operations performed to treat the lumbar hernia problem. Many surgical techniques are used within the scope of lumbar hernia surgery. Today, closed techniques come to the fore in these types of surgery, which are determined according to the patient's condition. Lumbar hernia problem is a disease that severely reduces the quality of life of patients, restricts mobility and many activities. Lumbar hernia, which manifests itself with many complaints, should be treated after diagnostic applications. Surgery is not usually the first treatment option in the problem of lumbar hernia that is detected correctly, and if there is no response to different treatment applications, surgical methods come to the fore. Today, Full Endoscopic Discectomy, that is, full closed lumbar hernia surgery with local anesthesia and Microscopic Discectomy, are the most prominent surgical applications in lumbar disc surgery.
What are Lumbar Hernia Surgical Applications?
Traditional methods can perform surgical applications for lumbar hernia, but these methods have a high risk of complications. Since large incisions are made, the risk of infection is relatively high, and the recovery rate is low. Therefore, it is more difficult for patients to have a healthy process and return to their daily lives. However, many alternative surgical operations are applied in lumbar hernia surgery. With these operations, surgical applications with a low risk of complications can be performed because no incisions are made, or the surgical process is completed through tiny incisions. For this reason, the recovery rate of the patients is also very high, and their return to daily life in a healthy way is accelerated.
Two of the most frequently used lumbar hernia surgery techniques are full endoscopic discectomy, fully closed lumbar hernia surgery with local anesthesia, and Microscopic Discectomy.
What is Full Endoscopic Discectomy (Full Closed Lumbar Hernia Surgery with Local Anesthesia)?
Full Endoscopic Discectomy surgery is the only lumbar hernia surgery performed in a fully closed way. Full Endoscopic Discectomy, performed entirely through endoscopic means, is a lumbar hernia surgery with the lowest risk of complications with this feature. Within the scope of the endoscope device, the herniated parts of the discs reaching the herniated area are successfully treated with this method. While performing this procedure, the surrounding tissues are not damaged, and tissue integrity is successfully achieved. If the patient does not have calcification, and there is no narrow canal problem, Full Endoscopic Discectomy can be successfully performed.
What is Microscopic Discectomy?
Modern medical techniques and advanced medical technologies are used in the application of Microscopic Discectomy. The surgical area is monitored with the help of microscopes used in this context. Microscopic discectomy performed through a small incision is one of the most preferred lumbar hernia surgical applications today, as it causes minimal damage to surrounding tissues. The fact that microscope magnification shows very detailed points provides great benefit in areas surrounded by neural networks and offers numerous advantages for treating the herniated area. In the microscopic discectomy application, the healing process is completed very quickly.
Recovery Process After Lumbar Hernia Surgery
It is possible to be discharged within one day after both applications in lumbar hernia surgery. It is possible for patients working in desk jobs to return to work within one week provided that they protect themselves, but this period may increase up to 1.5 months in heavy work. With the end of the 3rd month, it is possible to start heavy activities such as sports.
After lumbar hernia surgery, a mild painful complaint and sensitivity may be observed in the application area. This situation, which will be considered as a natural part of the process, will disappear over time. These surgical techniques, which have an excellent recovery rate advantage compared to traditional methods, are used successfully today.