Diskectomy - Diskectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged portion of a herniated disk in your spine A herniated disk can irritate or

Diskectomy - Diskectomy is a surgical procedure to...

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Diskectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged portion of a herniated disk in your spine. A herniated disk can irritate or compress nearby nerves. Surgeons usually perform diskectomy using general anesthesia, so you're unconscious during the procedure. Small amounts of spinal bone and ligament may be removed to gain access to the herniated disk. Ideally, just the fragment of disk that is pinching the nerve is removed, relieving the pressure but leaving most of the disk intact. If the entire disk must be taken out, your surgeon may need to fill the space with a

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