SNS Associates Disc Surgery

SNS Associates Disc Surgery

Disc surgery is required in one out of ten cases of slipped, herniated or bulging discs.  A slipped disc is a very painful condition, often rendering the sufferer immobile, making the most mundane tasks impossible to complete.  Although alternative therapies such as physiotherapy, medication and massage will be considered first, sometimes there is no other solution than surgery.  One of the reasons that this is considered a last resort is because the spine is one of our most delicate organs and damage can lead to serious permanent damage.  It is therefore vital that patients are well-informed before agreeing to surgery.

What is SNS Associates Disc Surgery?

SNS Associates Disc Surgery specialises in spine and neurosurgery. It was founded in 2003 to bring together specialists in the field of neurosurgery and spinal surgery. The experience that is gathered from their highly specialised staff is utilised to provide the best possible patient outcome. Their team has a collective experience of well over 50 years and they have all been involved in research and education in their specialist subject.

Surgeries Performed at SNS Associates Disc Surgery

The spinal surgeries performed by SNS Associates Disc Surgery are:

  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy – lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar dynamic stabilisation
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Prosthetic disc nucleus

Costs of surgery could potentially be covered by your health insurance provider. It is important that you contact them direct and that you find out what costs are and are not covered. The hospital will invoice them directly, but you will be responsible for ensuring prompt payment. Should your insurance company not cover the costs, you will have to ensure that full payment has been made before the surgery is performed. Consultant fees and treatments are separate from hospital charges, so ensure you are aware of what the costs are and whether or not these are covered by your insurance company, your sponsor or guarantor.

Locations of the SNS Associates Disc Surgery Clinics

SNS Associates Disc Surgery has outpatient facilities across the South East. Clinics are also held regularly at different hospitals in London, being:

  • London Bridge Hospital
  • Cromwell Hospital
  • Blackheath
  • The Sloane
  • Fawkham Manor
  • Chelsfield Park
  • The Chauser BMI Hospitals
  • King’s Hill Medical Centre

Regular spinal procedures are performed across London and the South East, but complex surgeries will be performed at either King’s College Hospital or Cromwell Hospital due to their availability of intensive care if necessary.

So, if you do require spinal or disc surgery, you know you will be in safe hands with SNS Associates Disc Surgery. They pride themselves on having the most qualified staff and your surgery will be performed by the best of the best, people who have a passion for their field of work and who have been involved in the training and development of others. You will be safe in the knowledge that your spine, one of your most vital and fragile body parts, is in the best hands.