Surgical treatment for a disc herniation or spinal stenosis will vary due to multiple contributing factors that your surgeon considers before making a surgical plan. Some of these factors include but are not limited to your symptoms, the location and size of the herniation or stenosis, your overall health, as well as your spine health and spinal alignment.
Surgery for disc herniations can be performed in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. Most disc herniation surgeries only require a decompression of the compressed neural structures, however some require a decompression and fusion procedure.
Surgery for the treatment of spinal stenosis can be performed in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
These surgeries can be performed using an open traditional surgical technique, a minimally invasive technique or an endoscopic surgical technique.