Spinal fusion surgery



A procedure to reduce chronic spinal pain caused by a degenerative disc


Spinal fusion is a type of surgery to weld together two or more vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones that make up the spine. There are several types of spinal fusion surgery. We offer a revolutionary alternative to conventional spinal fusion surgery called cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery.

Need to know

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    The procedure will reduce your spinal pain by relieving the pressure on the spinal cord that results from a disc wearing out.

    In cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery, the surgeon will replace the degenerative disc with an artificial disc in order to regain your natural flexibility and shock absorption.

    Before the operation, your surgeon will talk to you through the procedure. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

    Surgery will be carried out under general anaesthetic, so you'll be asleep.

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    Your consultant will inform you how best to prepare for your surgery.

  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your recovery time and hospital stay will be much shorter when compared to conventional spinal fusion surgery. Your will be given immediate pain relief to help relieve pain around the incision area.

    You can expect to be cared for in hospital for two to three days following surgery, after which time you can begin rehabilitation at home and get back to your usual routine.

    Our spinal fusion surgery gives you the chance to lead an active and productive life, and has a lower associated risk of additional surgery caused by the degeneration of adjacent discs.

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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Wellington Hospital Facility

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place


    NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    Enuiries 020 3553 1516

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road


    SW1W 8RH

    Enquiries 020 7730 7733
    Appointments 020 7811 4000

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street


    SE1 2PR

    Enquiries 020 7407 3100
    Appointments 020 7234 2009

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street


    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 3797 3580
    Maternity enquiries 020 3468 6141
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 3797 3846

  • The Princess Grace Hospital Facility

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place


    W1U 5NY

    Enquiries 020 7486 1234
    Appointments 020 7908 8001

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.

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