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Microdiscectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure involves the use of a special spinal microscope and typically requires a small incision if only one level is problematic. It involves removing the central portion of the disc, the nucleus pulposus, which causes pain by stressing the spinal cord or branching nerves. In conjunction with the discectomy, a laminotomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc, and to remove any bone spurs (osteophytes) that may be compressing the neural tissues. This procedure can usually be done on an “out-patient” basis.
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