Back surgery (spinal surgery) at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,015

At Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, our highly skilled consultants perform back surgery to remove or repair damage to your spine using trusted and clinically proven techniques and innovations.

Sometimes also called

  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal decompression surgery
  • Spinal fusion test

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-4 days

  • Procedure duration
    At least an hour, varies according to type of surgery

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Back surgery: what to expect at Spire Fylde Coast

At Spire Fylde Coast, we have a choice of expert orthopaedic (bone and muscle) spinal consultants who perform back surgery to help you return to your everyday activities as quickly as possible. They’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to you and your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your operation.

How much does Back surgery (spinal surgery) cost at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

It’s common for this treatment to be done privately, and with our inclusive prices and access to payment plans you’ll find it easier and more affordable, whether or not you have medical insurance.

Back surgery (slipped disc) lower back Fees
Initial consultation £120
Treatment £4,895
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,015
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£262
Representative example
Loan amount £4,395
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,716
Back surgery (trapped nerve release) Fees
Initial consultation £120
Treatment £6,990
Aftercare Included
Guide price £7,110
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£286
Representative example
Loan amount £6,240
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,864
Back surgery (slipped disc) lower back and facet joints Fees
Initial consultation £120
Treatment £5,085
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,205
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£198
Representative example
Loan amount £4,335
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,752

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for back surgery at Spire Fylde Coast

At Spire Fylde Coast, we offer trusted and clinically proven surgical techniques for a variety of conditions. Your consultant will be able to recommend which type of surgery is best for you. This may include one or more of the following:

  • Discectomy – used to treat a slipped disc by removing a damaged or worn disc
  • Laminectomy – used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord by removing part of a protruding or fractured vertebra
  • Spinal fusion – used to strengthen your back when you have wear and tear or damage

We also have three laminar flow operating theatres that regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for back surgery at Spire Fylde Coast

Getting here

The hospital is located a 10 minute drive from Junction 4 of the M55 and close to Stanley Park and Blackpool Victoria Hospital. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place in one of our 10 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so your consultant can examine your back in more detail if you haven’t been diagnosed yet
  • Tell you about the particular surgical method your consultant recommends and what it'll involve
  • Explain about the general anaesthetic and how it may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with back surgery, your consultant and your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan.

Back (spinal fusion) surgery

Watch how back surgery takes place

Back surgery: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, you’ll meet your healthcare team, including your anaesthetist and your consultant again. You’ll be shown to one of our 27 large, bright, private rooms. You’ll be with us for one to four days, depending on the type of surgery you have.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they'll be advised when they can return to visit you.

Before surgery, you’ll be given a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be unconscious throughout the procedure. Once it’s taken effect, your consultant will begin your surgery.

Q & A

Alwyn Jones, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about back surgery

Back surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you can begin your recovery in your private room. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Telephone
  • En-suite
  • Free WiFi

It’s normal to feel some pain or discomfort after back surgery, so to make your recovery easier, you’ll be given:

  • Medications to help you manage pain, prevent infection and reduce the risk of clotting
  • Sessions with one of our physiotherapists, who'll give you an exercise plan to help you get active again, plus a guide to how long your recovery will take

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for back surgery:

1-4 days

Leave hospital

2-6 weeks

Able to drive

4-6 weeks

Return to light work

Up to 12 weeks

Return to manual labour work

2-3 months

Return to your usual activities

  • 1-4 days


    Leave hospital

  • 2-6 weeks


    Able to drive

  • 4-6 weeks


    Return to light work

  • Up to 12 weeks


    Return to manual labour work

  • 2-3 months


    Return to your usual activities

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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