Learn More About Herniated Disc Surgery

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Office of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

This article is about the different procedures offered by Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O., including Tulsa spine surgery. More specifically this article is about information on herniated disc surgery. Herniated or Bulging Disc surgery is for people who are unable to obtain adequate relief with physical therapy and pain management and those who experience muscle weakness and irritability of the bladder. The pressure of the Bulging disc interferes with nerve function. To learn more, call the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri today at 539-664-4448.

Herniated disc surgery also known as bulging disc surgery can provide significant relief from pain and help restore muscle strength. With a small working channel, the muscles of the spine are slightly retracted. A small opening in the bone provides access to the disc. After the section of the herniated disc is removed, the nerve can begin to recover. Herniated disc surgery performed with the patient lying on his stomach and takes about one to two hours while the patient is put under general anesthesia.

Open Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material compressing the nerve root or spinal cord. It’s also used for bulging or ruptured discs. Discectomy might be the most effective type of herniated disc surgery for people who have tried alternative treatment without success and who have severe debilitating pain. We are so excited to help our clients get back to a normal life and not have to struggle with living with pain every day of their lives.
Percutaneous Discectomy is primarily used for bulging discs and discs that have ruptured into the spinal canal. This procedure inserts a special tool through a small incision in the back. Herniated disc tissue is then removed, reducing the size of the herniated disc. Percutaneous discectomy is considered less effective than open discectomy, and its use is declining.

Laminotomy and laminectomy are surgeries done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots caused by age related changes in the spine. Laminectomy removes some of the thin part of the vertebrae that forms a protective arch over the spinal cord. Laminectomy removes all of the film in selected vertebrae and also may remove thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal, the opening in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes.
Any of the procedures herniated disc surgery can be done at the same time as a discectomy, or separately. There are different types of severity of a herniated disc you should always undergo all Herniated Disc Treatment options first before considering herniated disc surgery. If you’ve gone through all treatment processes and feel that their quality of life was reduced to nothing and live life in constant pain, then Tulsa spine surgery is the next step. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. will always guide you through all of the information that you need. We want you to feel confident and we offer unwavering commitment to helping patients get their lives back to normal. Call us today at 918-664-4448 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

Could You Possibly Need Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery?

This Content Was Written by the Tulsa Spine Surgery Experts at the Office of Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O.

At the office of Dr. Kris Parchuri, D.O., we are experts in artificial cervical disc replacement. We have performed the most artificial disc procedures in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. In many circumstances, a cervical disc becomes incompetent because of injury or wear and tear. Historically treatment was designed to fuse the two vertebral bodies together across the broken disc. Call Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. to learn more about this type of Tulsa spine surgery today at 539-664-4448.

With advancements in artificial disc technology, most often the treatment of choice is motion preserving, maximizing rehabilitation, flexibility, and performance. An anterior cervical disc replacement surgery is performed exactly the same as an anterior cervical interbody fusion surgery. The time tested results across the board are equivalent with regard to safety and efficacy. The recovery period for artificial cervical disc surgery is also considerably different from an anterior cervical fusion procedure. The typical artificial disc patient will begin passive range of motion postoperative day one.

We will initiate an aerobic and cardio exercise program to last the first several weeks with gradual passive and active range of motion based on severity of muscular pain and spasms. In many cases, the patient is able to return to full activity as early as 6-8 weeks. This compares with anterior cervical fusion surgery where 6-9 months is usually the required time for return to normal activity because it takes several months for the fusion to mature to the point of security and safety. In the athlete or highly skilled worker, this provides substantial advantage in that the individual is able to return to his activity at a higher level earlier with less time loss and with more conditioning than in the fusion patient. This ultimately allows for more functionality, less work loss, and better performance.

We are extremely excited to have new patients come to us so they can realize that there is great medical care out there and that there truly are doctors available who want nothing but the best for their patients. We show this fact to each one of our clients because they deserve the best treatment around. We want to help you focus on striving and not just surviving in your day-to-day life, you don’t have to live with pain whenever you get Tulsa spine surgery. We have proven techniques and instrumentation that helps our patients recover in shorter periods of time than traditional surgeries.

The major advantage in artificial disc surgery over cervical fusion surgery is that the intermediate to long term performance, range of motion, and functionality is significantly improved with artificial disc surgery. There is also a theoretical advantage to artificial disc surgery in that it does not provide the same degree of stress at adjacent disc levels and theoretically does not have the same risk of needing yet another surgery at the disc above or below the treated disc failure level.