Discectomy Procedures Performed in Reno, Nevada and Carson City by Experienced Spine SurgeonsDiscectomy Carson City NV

A discectomy procedure is a type of surgery used to remove a small portion or the entirety of a damaged disc within the spine. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada and Carson City, we offer discectomy procedures to help patients recover from degenerative disc conditions or traumatic injuries that have caused a disc in the spine to become unstable.

The discs in the spine are small, round cushions used to support the vertebrae — the small bones that give the spine its strength, protect the spinal cord and its nerve roots, and support most of the body’s weight. With each impact and movement of the neck and back, the discs, which are located in between the vertebrae, are compressed. Over time, this constant compression can cause the discs to wear down and become damaged. This damage can develop into conditions such as:

  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Ruptured disc
  • Collapsed disc
  • Spondylolisthesis

While many of these conditions can be treated conservatively without the need for a discectomy surgery, some patients do require surgery if the symptoms are worsening despite treatment efforts. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno and Carson City, we can walk you through each necessary step of your treatment journey, from conservative treatment to discectomy surgery and rehabilitation (if necessary).

If you’ve been recommended for a discectomy surgery, it’s important to understand what to expect during your procedure. A discectomy is designed to remove the part of the damaged disc that is causing nerve root or spinal cord compression, which is often what causes the pain and symptoms associated with spine conditions. To do this, our surgeons will either remove a small section of the disc or the entire disc, depending on the severity of your condition. This decision will be discussed with you after your surgeon has reviewed your MRI and physical evaluation.

For discectomy procedures that remove the entire damaged disc, implants will be inserted to restore stability to that area of the spine. If necessary, a patient may be recommended for physical therapy after surgery to help expedite the recovery process.

To learn more about the discectomy procedures offered at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV and Carson City, contact us today.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 392-3680

1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

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"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."