Microdiscectomy surgery (“lumbar microdiscectomy”) is performed by the NYC spinal surgeon, Dr. Sean McCance after conservative treatments have not alleviated the patient’s painful symptoms. Microdiscectomy surgery entails removing a protruding or herniated disc and decompressing lumbar nerves to relieve the pressure on the nerve roots. Microdiscectomy spine surgery decreases neural impingement and creates space, allowing the nerve to recover,

This fast, safe, and effective spine surgery involves the use of microsurgical techniques (minimally invasive surgical techniques) to gain access to the lumbar spine – the surgical incision is typically about an inch long. Minimally invasive surgical technique refers to minimal damage to normal tissue. Only a small portion of the herniated disc that compresses the spinal nerve needs to be removed. Microdiscectomy refers to using magnification for discectomy surgery. This allows minimal damage to soft tissues and muscles. Following microdiscectomy surgery, patients will be discharged home typically on the same day  (this may vary depending on your specific case).

“From the time I came out of anesthesia the pain was gone and never reappeared. I am now able to walk miles or stand still for a long time with no pain what so ever. Never even took anything for pain as I was pain free immediately after operation. He is absolutely the best of the best. If you are seeking a spinal surgeon in NYC I highly recommend him (and so does everyone else)”. ~ RateMDs

A Microdiscectomy is Performed To Alleviate The Following Painful Conditions

  • Sciatica (pain radiating down the back or side of the leg; microdiscectomy is the most common surgery performed to treat sciatica)
  • Herniated disc pain
  • Weakness and/or numbness can occur in the legs and/or feet
  • Severe weakness due to chronic pain
  • Debilitating leg pain
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Severe Femoratica (pain down the front of the thigh)
  • Bowel/bladder incontinence

The results of microdiscectomy surgery have a tremendously high success rate and compared to other spinal surgeries the postoperative healing time is relatively quick. Many of Dr. McCance’s patients are back to work within a few days to a week. Moreover, this spinal surgery has a tremendously low complication rate.

I had a Microdiscectomy performed by Dr. McCance on my L5S1 a year ago in NYC. It was a complete success. I am now in the best physical shape of my life. I have been running, biking, & lifting weights three times/ week with no issues. I highly recommend his services to anyone who has back issues and is in need of a best rated surgeon in NYC. He walked me through every aspect of the procedure and is a true professional. ~ Google

Benefits of Microdiscectomy Surgery Include

  • Fast procedure – the surgery typically takes less than one hour
  • Minimal muscle and soft tissue disruption
  • Short recovery time
  • Minimal postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Few risks of complications

Our best in class, Upper East Side, NYC back & neck pain diagnosis & surgery practice, Spine Associates, is honored to provide you with highly personalized and comprehensive care. Our philosophy of direct management of your case by an expert spine surgeon has made us one of the most trusted and respected spine surgery practices on the Upper East Side in NYC and the world. Feel free to contact the back & neck pain diagnosis and surgery specialist today to discuss your cervical or lumbar herniated disc (or microdiscectomy surgery) and start yourself on the road to recovery.

Dr. Sean McCance
1155 Park Avenue, Suite E
New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-6500