FAQ’s

What is spinal osteotomy?

Spinal osteotomy is a reconstructive surgical procedure in which a section of the spinal bone is cut and removed to allow for correction of spinal alignment.

What are the benefits of spinal osteotomy?

Spinal osteotomy has several benefits that include pain relief, restoration of balance, improvement in the overall appearance and functioning of the visceral organs.

How is arthroscopy performed?

During a spinal arthroscopy, anaesthesia will be given depending on the condition. A small incision of the size of a buttonhole is made through which the arthroscope is inserted. Other accessory incisions will be made through which specially designed instruments are inserted. After the procedure is completed, arthroscope is removed and incisions are closed.

What are the causes of a herniated disc?

A herniated disc occur due to wear and tear associated with ageing. As you age, the discs tend to lose their flexibility. They can also be caused due to a spinal injury.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following

  • Referral letter from your GP, family physician or other doctor
  • Your insurance information
  • Copies of operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits
  • If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling us (09) 523 7053 directly during our working hours.