19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK

Spinal surgery aims to correct structural abnormalities. Correction of the structural abnormality that causes back pain,sciatica and other conditions that cause dame to the spinal structures. For example, when a herniated disc compresses a nerve root, and all nonsurgical treatments have failed, removing the herniated disc material allows the compression to be removed. Undertaking spinal surgery as a daycase procedure requires specialist equipment, advanced anaesthetic and surgical minimally invasive techniques and surgical expertise.


When should I go undergo spine surgery?

The main reasons for having spinal surgery are :

-There is compression of the nerve roots or the spinal cord causing progressive nerve damage. (ie this is the case for cauda equina syndrome due to herniated disc).

-There is a compression of the nerve roots that, that causes symptoms lasting for more than 6 weeks without improving despite non-surgical treatments.

-Spinal deformity, destruction by infection, trauma or cancer

-unrelenting pain failing to respond to pain killers or injections


Main surgical techniques

-Interspinous devices.
-Disc Replacement

London Spine Unit, at the Harley Street Hospital, offers an integral approach to the care and management of injuries and diseases of the spine. Our doctors routinely evaluate and use many of the new technologies and techniques available for modern spinal care. The team of specialists offers state-of-the-art experience in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of illnesses and injuries that can occur at any stage of life and affect both young and old people.


Our services

Services include the following:
-Assessment of diseases and injuries of the spine in a modern and multidisciplinary outpatient clinic.
-Conservative treatments to preserve or correct the spine in order to relieve pain and regain mobility.
-Minimally invasive procedures.
-Surgical care of traumatic and degenerative diseases of the spine.
-Rehabilitation after surgery to allow full functional recovery.


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About day case surgery

At Harley Street Hospital, we offer day case spinal surgery performed by top surgeons. This allows patients several benefits, such as the following:

-Shorter hospital stays. Thanks to this and to preventive measures, lower risk of contracting COVID-19.

-We administer local sedation instead of general anaesthesia (which originates more complications).

-Lower infection rates.

-Fewer post-surgery complications.

-Day case surgeries are cheaper than those requiring an overnight stay.


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What is the objective of spinal surgery?

Spinal surgery aims to correct structural abnormalities.

When should I go undergo spine surgery?

When there is compression of the nerve roots or spinal cord causing nerve damage or unrelenting pain. Spinal infection, tumours, infection or deformity.

What are the main spinal surgery procedures?

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This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.
What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

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The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

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