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Vertebrectomy

Our spine surgeons specialise in vertebrectomy, which is a surgical procedure to remove all of the vertebral body

About

A vertebrectomy is a procedure to remove all of the verterbral body, an oval-shaped segment of bone making up the front of the vertebra. It's normally carried out if spinal disc disease or damage has spread into the bones on either side of the disc itself.

Need to know

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    A vertebrectomy is a surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Your HCA UK surgeon will start removing your vertebral body using surgical instruments. They'll then fill the void with a cage-like structure, which will help to support your spine and encourage your bones to fuse naturally.
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    Before your vertebrectomy, you'll most likely be asked to attend a pre-operation appointment at a date prior to it. At this appointment, you'll meet with either your HCA UK consultant surgeon or a nurse specialist. They will explain how to prepare for the procedure. You'll be asked to limit your food and drink intake in the hours leading up to your corpectomy.
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    After your vertebrectomy, you'll be taken to our recovery ward, where our dedicated staff will care for you. You may be asked to stay in hospital for two to three days to recover. Your consultant or nurse specialist will explain when you can leave the hospital and get back to your usual routine.
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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.

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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