Thank you for posting your query.
Minimally invasive surgeries are possible if you have a localized disc bulge at a single level, say, only L4-5 or L5-S1. Then, the surgeon can perform what is called as micro-discectomy
, with a small incision.
However, if the problem is more widespread with bulging of multiple discs and compression of multiple nerves, then an open surgery is required.
I hope it helps.
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Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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