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Percutaneous Discectomy Center For Dr.Salim Daher R. (PhD in Neurosurgery at the University of Paris-France).

Here is a series of questions that patients often do when they come to a consultation with Dr. Daher.

1. What is the success rate of percutaneous discectomy to treat herniated disc?

The success of percutaneous discectomy is in good indication for surgery, ie, the choice of the patient. At lumbar level, there is a 91% excellent results, 7% of good results and 2% of results considered poor or bad.

The latter includes patients who did not show any improvement after discectomy, it should be noted that there was no aggravation of preoperative symptoms in any case. At cervical level of success the result is far greater, with 98% of excellent results and only 2% of results considered poor or bad, at cervical level witnessed an immediate improvement of symptoms the patient leaving the operating room.

2. What is the recovery time after discectomy to return to my work?

This varies from patient to patient. One must take into account the patient's age, weight, type of work done, hence we conclude that an individual doing a desk job may return more quickly than a worker who performs work effort. The average period varies from one week to 30 days. Go to the top of the page.

3. What is the cost of percutaneous discectomy, both cervical and lumbar?

Percutaneous discectomy, as an outpatient method, that is, without hospitalization, no general anesthesia and without open surgery suggests that its cost is infinitely inferior to conventional surgery (laminectomy or Microdiscectomy) which involves general anesthesia, hospitalization for several days and a recovery period of weeks or months. It is estimated that percutaneous discectomy is between 60% -70% cheaper than conventional surgery. Go to the top of the page.

4. Does performs rehabilitation after discectomy?

There are rehabilitation patients to make but very few, these patients would arrive in very poor conditions for intervention with a compressive important phenomenon in these cases, rehabilitation is the adjunctive treatment of percutaneous discectomy.

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