So after waking up after my microdiscectomy at L5/S1, I was suprised to find out I had no stitches, and instead the incision was glued shut and covered with a regular band aid. I asked a couple times about stitches in my groggy state because I was so surprised. They repeated, nope no stiches.
I also asked about comfortable positions, they said no lying on your stomach. About sitting or otherwise they just said let pain be your guide. But need to walk around no matter if lying down or sitting, to avoid blood clots. Also, can drive after only 1 week.
Seems to be all the about is less conservative than I've read about anyone else's experiences with MicroD on here. Is there an even less intrusive form or the procedure that I'm not aware of? ?