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Spinal Decompression Surgery

Spinal Decompression Surgery

About Spinal Decompression Surgery

What is Spinal Decompression Surgery?
Spinal Decompression Surgery

Spinal decompression surgery refers to a range of processes aimed at relieving pressure or compression conditions in the spinal cord or roots of the nerve. The patient has a number of options, including corpectomy, discectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy or removal of osteophyte.


What are the symptoms leading to doctor’s recommending – Spinal Decompression Surgery?

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness


Evaluations for Spinal Decompression Surgery

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Electromyelogram


Treatment for Spinal Decompression Surgery 

These are common decompression procedures:


  • Discectomy – This requires a part of a disk to be removed to ease pressure on adjacent roots of the nerve.
  • Laminotomy/Laminectomy – These processes require removing a tiny portion of the spinal canal’s bony arches, called the lamina. Only one part of the lamina is removed during a laminotomy. The whole lamina is removed during a laminectomy. Removal of the lamina raises the size, reducing the pressure of the spinal canal.
  • Foraminotomy/Foraminectomy – Both methods expand the nerve-root openings and remove a bone and a certain tissue from the spinal cord. A foraminectomy refers to a surgery whereby a large number of bones and tissues are removed.
  • Osteophyte removal – This includes removing osteophyte or bone spurs from bony growths.
  • Corpectomy – This is a surgery to remove a vertebra’s body and disks.


Estimated Costs 

Hospital City Cost of Investigations  Cost of Surgery for 1 Level
Artemis Hospital Gurugram USD 400 – USD 500 USD 4000
Jaypee Hospital Greater Noida USD 400 – USD 500 USD 4200
BLK Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi USD 400 – USD 500 USD 4400
W Pratiksha Hospital Gurugram USD 400 – USD 500 USD 3800
Apollo Hospital Chennai USD 400 – USD 500 USD 4200
Global Hospitals Bengaluru USD 400 – USD 500 USD 4000
Sharda University Hospital Greater Noida USD 400 – USD 500 USD 3600
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