Surgery

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Lumbar Discectomy

This operation is to remove protruding disc and decompress lumbar nerves thus relieving sciatica.

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Simple Lumbar Fusion

This is the commonest fusion I do - it's as simple as possible but not too simple.

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Complex fusion with pedicle screws

Pedicle screws give secure fixation in the spine and give added stability while awaiting fusion.

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Far lateral discectomy and decompression

Sometimes discs prolapse out to the side rather than backwards - this requires a different approach

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Coccygectomy

The coccyx, our residual tail, can be painful after a fall, requiring removal.