There are two ways to perform discectomy, depending on your condition and your doctor’s choice. When the surgery is performed through the anterior (front) of the neck, it is called anterior cervical discectomy.
In anterior discectomy, the patient is positioned facing the ceiling with the head bent back and turned slightly to the right. A two-inch (3-5 cm) incision is made two to three fingers above the collar bone across the left-hand side of the neck. The left side is chosen to make the incision to avoid injuring the nerve going to the voice box. Retractors are used to gently separate and hold the neck muscles and soft tissues apart so the surgeon can get a clear view of the front of the spine. A needle is inserted into the herniated disc, and an X-ray is taken to identify and confirm it is the correct disc. A long strip of muscle and the anterior longitudinal ligament that cover the front of the vertebral bodies are carefully pulled to the side. Then forceps are used to take out the front half of the disc. Next a small rotary cutting tool (a burr) is used to carefully remove the back half of the disc.
The surgery usually takes 4 – 6 hours.
The Estimate Includes:
1. Bed charges
2. Clinical Lab Charges
3. Professional Charges
4. Nursing Charges
5. Dietary Charges for the patient and an attendant
6. Operation Theatre charges
7. Anesthetist charges
8. Procedure charges
10. Meet & Greet at the Airport.
The Estimate Excludes:
1. Stay outside the hospital, cost of the same is not included in the above estimate and is payable on actual.
2. Any outpatient consultations and medicines which are required during the follow-up will not be a part of the estimate.
3. The estimate cost is for the number of days indicated above, if situation demands to extend stay in hospital, the additional days stay would be charged accordingly.
4. Cost for additional or multiple implants will be charged at actual.
5. Special Investigations referred by other departments or if situation demands any additional investigation would be charged accordingly.