The disc is the soft cushioning structure located between the individual bones of the spine, called “vertebra.” It is made of cartilage-like tissue and consists of an outer portion, called the annulus, and an inner portion, called the nucleus. In most cases, the disc is flexible enough to allow the spine to bend.
An artificial disc (also called a disc replacement, disc prosthesis or spine arthroplasty device) is a device that is implanted into the spine to imitate the functions of a normal disc (carry load and allow motion). Artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing a painful disc with an artificial disc. Artificial disc surgery may be performed on the lower back (lumbar spine) or the neck (cervical spine).
The indications for disc replacement varries for each patient. During the aging process, discs can weaken and develop tears or cracks in the outer portion, resulting in degenerative disc disease. Additionally, the inner portion may bulge out and press against the outer portion, resulting in pain.The purpose of artificial disc replacement is to replace the worn out disc while also preserving the spine’s motion. The result is reduced back pain and no increased risk of problems developing at an adjacent level of the spine.
For some patients, removal of the offending disc alone is not enough. Spinal fusion, which immobilizes the painful disc, has long been the standard of care in patients who don't respond to non-surgical treatments. The theoretical benefits of disc replacement are to preserve motion and reduce abnormal stresses at the disc above and below the surgery.
Disc Replacement Surgery in India: A lumbar disk replacement is a type of back surgery which involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of your spine with an artificial disc made of medical-grade metal or a combination of medical-grade metal and medical-grade plastic. Lumbar disk replacement is a relatively new procedure to relieve back pain. It gained FDA approval in 2004. It is generally seen as an alternative to the more common spinal fusion surgery that joins two vertebrae together.
Spinal Fusion Surgery in India: A spinal fusion surgery is designed to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which in turn should decrease pain generated from the joint. There are many approaches to lumbar spinal fusion surgery and all of them involve adding bone graft to an area of the spine to set up a biological response that causes the bone graft to grow between the two vertebral elements and create a fusion, thereby stopping the motion at that segment.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty in the fields of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Cancer Care, Liver and Kidney Transplants and many other brances of medicine. Some of our hospitals specialize only in Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies.
We have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler which gives us the diagnostic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with Computer Navigation and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients.
Our doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of medicine when it comes to Spine Surgeries. Neurosurgeons and Orthosurgeons like Dr Vikas Kathuria, Dr Rana Patir, Dr Manoj Miglani and Dr Sandeep Vaishya are some of the finest spinal surgeons in India. Between them they have done more than 10000 spine surgeries and have a combined experience of more than 100 years.
Dr Mukesh Jain is the Director of Orthopaedics at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar
Dr Mehta is the Chairman of the Paras Neurosciences Institute at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Kathuria is one of the best brain and spine surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Sandeep Vaish is the Director of Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospitals
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the Finest Neurosurgeon in Rajasthan for Spine Surgery
Dr Miglani is one of the finest spine surgeons in India at Fortis Hospitals.
Dr Saroha is the leading spine surgeon at the Max Group of Hospitals in Delhi.
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
Dr Sharma is an excellent Knee Replacement Surgeon at W Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Padman is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Marya is one of the seniormost Knee Replacement Surgeon in the country.
Dr Singh Raj is one of the best Knee Replacement Surgeons in the NCR Region
Dr Tittal is one of the Best Arthroscopic Surgeons in the Country.
Dr Ramankant Agarwal is one of the Best Shoulder Joint Specialist in the country.
Dr Vikas Gupta is one of the Best Hand Surgeon in the country.
Dr Sarup is one of the Best Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the country.
Dr Yash is one of the finest non surgical specialist for Joint Pain Treatment.
Kim Brian from the Sacramento County of California, USA came to India to get Hip Replacement Surgery done. He travelled alone because he could not afford the expenses for an attendant. His surgery was done by Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Health Institute. Watch this video where Kim is sharing his experiences.
Mr. Mark Wisman suffered an injury to his knee while driving his pickup. For years he lived in pain and finally landed in India for Total Knee Replacement Surgery to be done by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal at Medanta Medicity. He had some interesting things to say about treatment in India specially the cost of the treatment.
Mr Mphoso got spine surgery done in Pretoria, South Africa in Dec 2016 but did not get relief from back pain. His search ended with Dr Vikas Khaturia in India who performed Revision Spine Surgery at one level and Fusion Surgery at another Level. The surgery was done in July 2017 and the delighted patient has this to say.