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Minimally invasive Disc Nucleoplasty

Nucleoplasty is a technique used to achieve disc decompression. Disc decompression leads to reduction of

pressure inside the disc. Minimally invasive disc nucleoplasty is also known as percutaneous disc nucleoplasty. This is a procedure where a small needle is inserted into the intervertebral disc to decompress the disc without any incision. Traditional surgery for slipped disc involved open surgery to reach the disc and manually remove them. Nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed as a 20 minute procedure under local anaesthesia. The patient gets to walk almost immediately after the procedure and there is hardly any down-time after the surgery.


Disc Decompression
Decompressing the nucleus of the disc is a proven technique for relieving disc herniation, and for treating the pain symptoms it causes. The process is similar to letting air out of a tire; removing tissue from the center of a disc causes a reduction of pressure within the disc. This in turn leads to a reduction in the pressure that the disc applies to other parts of the body, such as nerve roots or the spinal cord.

Disc Nucleoplasty is recommended for patients who have not responded to rest, medical intervention (including steroid injection), and physical therapy. An ideal nucleoplasty patient has symptoms associated with a contained herniated disc. This process is indicated if there are radicular symptoms, axial symptoms, discography concordant, failed conservative treatment or the disc height is greater than 50%. It is also indicated if there is a failed conservative treatment.


However as a word of caution, disc nucleoplasty is not for all. Patients with spinal fracture or tumor, extruded disc, complete annular disruption, moderate to severe spinal stenosis, severe degenerative disc and bone deformities are not advised to go for this surgery.


Worldwide, over 100,000 Nucleoplasty procedures have been performed since the year 2000. This minimally invasive approach to treating contained disc herniations has helped over 100,000 patients return to active and productive lives. It is being done in India at select hospitals with perfection.

Heal & Wheel India’s role in your surgical trip …
Before coming to India for the surgery you will be in constant communication with our expert panel of surgeons here in India, They will advise you to lose weight if you are overweight. Every minute detail will be taken care off before and after the surgery for example placing things within reach in your house, usage of raised toilet seats, shower table etc.


Heal & Wheel understands your emotional needs as much as your physical ones. Thus what we work hard to provide is peace of mind. With significant experience and expertise in medical procedures Heal and Wheel ensures you best quality medical treatment at most competitive prices coupled with the best recuperation vacation. We have tied up with the best in the Indian healthcare industry and deal only with internationally reputed experienced doctors with brilliant professional case histories.


We understand that security and hygiene are your utmost concerns. We have taken measures to ensure you the most hygienic and secure environs while you are with us in India. Heal and wheel is also famous for its excellent pre and post treatment follow up patient care services. We keep all your information confidential while closely following HIPAA standards. We remain in constant communication with your doctor back at home, both before and after your surgery in India.





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