Back surgery (spinal surgery) at Spire Sussex Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,920

At Spire Sussex 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Back surgery: what to expect at Spire Sussex

Here at Spire Sussex 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 Sussex Hospital

A back surgery procedure is available from £5,920.

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.​

You can trust Spire Sussex Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Procedures offered for back surgery at Spire Sussex

At Spire Sussex, our consultants are highly skilled at performing back surgery for a variety of conditions. Your consultant will be able to recommend the best type of surgery for your needs. This may include one or more of the following:

  • Discectomy – to remove part of a slipped disc and relieve associated symptoms
  • Laminectomy – to remove part of a vertebra to relieve pressure on the spinal cord
  • Spinal fusion – 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.

At Spire Sussex, we have high-quality facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Preparing for back surgery at Spire Sussex

How to find us

We’re situated near Hastings, the nearest railway stations are Hastings Town and Battle, both approximately three miles away, or 10 minutes by car. We have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

As a first step, you’ll have an appointment with one of our experienced consultants. This will be in one of our six accessible consultation rooms so there’s no need to worry if you have mobility difficulties. This provides you with an opportunity to talk openly about your condition and the procedure with your consultant. During the appointment, your consultant will:

  • 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

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 22 large, bright, private rooms. You’ll be with us for one to four days, depending on the type of surgery you have.

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.

Back surgery: your recovery

You’ll start your recovery in your private room, which has:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi

After your operation, you’ll probably feel some pain or discomfort – this is normal after surgery. Our nursing team will give you painkillers to help you with this and may provide medications to prevent infection and reduce the risk of clotting.

One of our physiotherapists will help get you moving again and provide you with some exercises you can do throughout your recovery to help you get the best possible outcome.

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 manual labour work

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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