Back surgery (spinal surgery) at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,980

Our experienced consultants at Spire Portsmouth Hospital use trusted and clinically proven back surgery techniques to repair wear and tear or damage to your spine.

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
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Back surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

Here at Spire Portsmouth we pride ourselves on providing high-quality back surgery treatment in our clean, modern facilities.

Throughout your treatment and recovery, you’ll be offered a service that’s tailored to your needs and aimed at making you feel better faster. You’ll receive aftercare and support from our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists to help you make the best possible recovery.

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

It’s common to have this type of surgery done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.​

Back surgery (slipped disc) lower back Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £5,830
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,980
Monthly treatment price

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

£163
Representative example
Loan amount £5,080
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,868
Back surgery (trapped nerve release) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £5,830
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,980
Monthly treatment price

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

£163
Representative example
Loan amount £5,080
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,868

Spire Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

At Spire Portsmouth, we have a number of highly experienced consultants who offer treatment for a variety of conditions. Common back surgery procedures are:

  • Discectomy – where part of a slipped disc is removed to relieve associated symptoms
  • Laminectomy – where part of a vertebra is removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord
  • Spinal fusion – used to strengthen your back

We’re able to offer surgical techniques and innovations that have been designed to improve outcomes. This includes synthetic bone substitutes for spinal fusion so there’s no need to remove and use bone from elsewhere in your body.

We’re proud of our world-class clinical facilities at Spire Portsmouth, such as three operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow, thereby reducing the likelihood of infection.

Preparing for back surgery at Spire Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is situated just off the B2148, two miles from Havant town centre and station. The hospital is 10 miles from Chichester and Portsmouth. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

During your consultations, you’ll meet one of our expert consultants who’ll:

  • Discuss your medical history
  • Recommend tests and scans if required, such as an X-ray, an MRI or a CT scan, so they can look at your back in more detail
  • Discuss which type of surgery you’ll need for your condition and what it’ll involve
  • Explain about the general anaesthetic and how it may affect you

Your appointments will take place in one of our 15 consultation rooms which are all accessible making things easier for you if you have difficulty walking. These consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and get advice about what’s best for you.

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

During your time with us you’ll stay in one of our 49 large, bright, private rooms. We expect you to be here for between one and four days, dependent on what type of procedure you undergo.

For your own comfort and that of your visitors we have a restaurant which they can use while you're undergoing your operation.

For your procedure you’ll be given a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep for the operation.

Q & A

Alwyn Jones, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about back surgery

Back surgery: your recovery

Following your surgery, you’ll begin your recovery in one of our private rooms, all of which contain:

  • TV with Freeview
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

You may feel discomfort following your procedure, but your nursing team will make sure you have pain relief medication to help manage this. They’ll also be able to advise you on over-the-counter pain relief you can use while at home.

Physiotherapy also plays an important role in your recovery so we have a dedicated physiotherapy team who can provide you with tailored exercises to help you get the most from your operation.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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