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Private spinal surgery in Ayrshire

Compressed nerves in your spine can trigger pain in your leg, back, buttocks or hips. Put a stop to your pain with our private spinal procedures at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital.

Spinal surgery can alleviate symptoms caused by compressed nerves or other issues in your spine, which could include:
  • Pain in your legs, back, buttocks or hips
  • A numb or tingling sensation in your legs or feet
  • Weakness in one or both legs that could make it difficult to walk

There are many reasons why your spinal nerves could become compressed, with the most common cause being a narrowing of the space around your spinal cord. This is referred to as spinal stenosis. Another possible cause of compressed spinal nerves is a slipped disc. This is when the inside of a disc that sit between each of your spinal bones ‘slips’ out of place and pushes against your nearby nerves.

When you come to BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, your first appointment will be with a bones and joints specialist, known as an Orthopaedic Consultant or Orthopaedic Surgeon. They will ask about your symptoms and your medical history, give you a physical examination, and perhaps send you for a few tests in our on-site diagnostic department. From this, they will be able to determine whether compressed spinal nerves are causing your joint pain.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your Orthopaedic Surgeon will work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists at our hospital – including Spinal Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Physiotherapists – to create a bespoke treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

As part of your treatment plan, you might have private physiotherapy sessions to strengthen your muscles and encourage movement in your legs, or spinal injection therapy (a course of steroid injections) to reduce swelling and relieve your pain.

But, if your mobility or pain continues to worsen, your Orthopaedic Consultant could recommend spinal surgery to remove pressure on your nerves and reduce your symptoms, allowing you to get back to doing the things you enjoy.

At BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, our Orthopaedic Surgeons perform a range of spinal procedures, including:

Spinal fusion surgery

Spinal fusion surgery can help stabilise your spine by fusing together two or more of your vertebrae (the bones that form your spine) using a bone graft. This can be done using a section of bone sourced from another part of your body, or alternatively it can be sourced from a donor.

Lumbar spinal decompression surgery

Lumbar spinal decompression is often performed to treat spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the space around your spinal cord). It involves removing the part of your tissue that is putting pressure on your spinal cord and nerves.

Lumbar laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is an operation that involves moving your compressed nerve back towards the middle of your spinal column. Your Surgeon will also remove the section of your bone or ligament that is putting pressure on your nerves.

Lumbar microdiscectomy

A lumbar microdiscectomy uses an operating microscope to remove the part of your slipped disc (also known as prolapsed or herniated disc) that is putting pressure on the nerves in your spine. 

At BMI Carrick Glen Hospital in Ayr, we help people from Ayrshire, Arran and further afield access high-quality health care. Our team works tirelessly to fulfil the needs of every one of our patients.

As a patient at BMI Carrick Glen Hospital, you could also benefit from:

  • Tailored treatment plans built around your individual needs
  • Support from your Orthopaedic Consultant and a team of specialists throughout your treatment journey
  • A fully equipped Physiotherapy Unit where you’ll strengthen your muscles and improve your mobility, allowing you to perform everyday activities with ease
  • A sports injury clinic to help you safely return to playing sports
  • Free car parking and fast public transport links to our hospital from Ayrshire, Arran and its surrounding areas

As a private patient at our nationwide network of hospitals, you can see a specialist near you at a time that suits your schedule.

Freedom from pain is closer that you think, with initial consultations available within 48 hours of booking your appointment online or phoning us on X.

Whichever BMI hospital you choose, you could benefit from:

Freedom to choose your Consultant

Be seen by a Consultant of your choice at the hospital of your choice. Your healthcare, your way

Appointments to match your availability

You could even see a specialist outside of normal working hours

Affordable treatment packages

Our fixed-price packages include aftercare as standard, so you can focus is on your recovery without worrying about unexpected costs

Flexible payment options 

We offer a number of payment plans to help you spread the cost of treatment, including interest-free options

Be seen. Be treated. Be better. Book your consultation with an Orthopaedic Specialist by phoning us on 01292 288 882 or booking your appointment online. 

Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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