Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery

Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery

You will probably have heard of people suffering from what is known as a slipped or herniated disc.  Or perhaps you are unlucky enough to suffer from it yourself.  It can be a very debilitating condition, rendering simple household tasks impossible and reducing people to low mobility.  Although most often a slipped disc can be treated by non-invasive methods such as rest, medication and physiotherapy, in one of every ten cases, surgery will be required.  There are many different forms of surgery and many clinics and units that will offer solutions to your needs, should you require surgery.

What is the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery?

The Wellington Spinal Unit is a private health care facility specialising in all forms of spinal diseases. They have gained tremendous international reputation over recent years. The conditions that are treated by the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery are:

  • Spinal injuries
  • Back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal tumours
  • Disc prolapsed

The unit holds the most recent technology and works with a multi-disciplinary team, meaning you are cared for from start to finish of the procedure.

Surgeries Performed at the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery

As the unit is always reviewing their existing procedures, as well as adding new procedures, the list of surgeries that are performed at the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery is very long and updated regularly. At present, their surgeries include:

  • Kyphoplasty
  • Total disc replacement
  • Disc nucleus replacement
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve route injections
  • Microdisectomy
  • Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Laminectomy/Decompression
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X Stop
  • Spinal surgery for trauma

As the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery is a private facility, you will be more than likely required to pay for the treatment yourself. However, do make sure you check with your private health insurer, as some insurance companies will pay for treatment if they class it as a necessary procedure. For peace of mind, the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery clinic will be able to provide you with the full cost of the procedure (including accommodation, nursing, theatre fees, surgeon fees, drugs, dressings etc…). The only other costs you will be expected to pay would be personal expenses such as phone calls. Full payment has to be received before admission, but this does mean you could potentially spend some time saving up for the procedure before going ahead as you will be fully aware of the costs.

Location of the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery Clinic

The Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery is based at the Wellington Hospital in Wellington Place, London. It is the largest independent hospital in the United Kingdom and has gained an international reputation for outstanding care.

So, if you do require spinal surgery, you can rest assured that you will be in safe and comfortable hands if you chose to use the Wellington Spinal Unit Disc Surgery. The office is open for consultations on weekdays between 9am and 5pm and the clinic can be contacted by telephone, email or in person to set up an initial consultation.