SPINAL FUSION

diskectomy

Description

Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently join together two or more bones in the spine so there is no movement between them. These bones are called vertebrae.

You’ll be given general anesthesia, which puts you into a deep sleep so you do not feel pain during surgery.

The surgeon will make a surgical cut (incision) to view the spine. Other surgery, such as a diskectomy, laminectomy, or a foraminotomy, is almost always done first.