Surgical Procedures

Lumbar Disc Replacement

A disc replacement in the lumbar spine can be a good option for some patients. This type of surgery is done from the front (anterior). As Dr Moloney needs to get to your spine from the front of your body the bigger you are the more risky this surgery is. In Dr Moloney’s opinion only specific patients are suitable for this particular surgery.

The surgery entails removal of all the disc material with placement of the artificial disc under x-ray control so that exact placement can be achieved.

Following any major surgery it is important to follow the instructions given to you afterwards to get the best possible result. For more information see our After Surgery page.