Disc replacement surgery information and locations in Mexico

Disc replacement surgery is a new and alternative method to spinal fusion. This surgery consists of replacing a worn or damaged disc with an artificial disc, helping alleviate pain while restoring the normal range of motion.
Over time the discs between the spine start to degenerate or damage due to medical conditions like hernias or diseases, leading to back pain and impaired mobility. During the procedure, the neurosurgeon needs to remove first the affected disc (total discectomy). Then, an artificial disc made of metal or plastic is inserted. This surgery is done under general anesthesia.
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Benefits
Save up to 74.64%
Reduces back pain
Normal range of motion
Low risk of implant failure
Helps younger patients maintain their life style
Down time
2 days
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San José del Cabo, B.C.S.
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Disc replacement surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
Am I a candidate for disc replacement surgery?
This surgery is considered after non-surgical treatments didn't relieve the pain or symptoms. A total discectomy needs to be performed before this procedure, but sometimes a laminectomy might be required as well. Not every patient is a candidate for this surgery, as patients with more serious conditions, like advanced arthritis, or those who have problems in more than one disk could experience more side effects after the surgery. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for disc replacement surgery?
You will be instructed to stop eating and drinking before the procedure, along with avoiding blood-thinning medications.
Is it necessary to have a discectomy before a disc replacement?
Yes, doctors need to do a total discectomy to remove the disc from the vertebrae. Without it, it’s impossible to properly secure the artificial disc in place. Some patients might also require a laminectomy to further relieve pressure from the nerve.
How will recovery be like?
Some people need to attend physical therapy after the procedure to help their spine heal and recover its range of motion. Your doctor will also prescribe you pain medications, and if needed, a cane to help you walk.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.