Minimal Access Spine Surgery

Minimal Access Spine Surgery

Getting a spine surgery done is not a small thing. Such surgeries are performed under the influence of general anaesthesia and any carelessness can lead to permanent damage. Keeping this thing in mind the doctors at Yashoda hospital thrive towards offering the best possible treatment to their patients. The hospital not only offers the traditional surgical options but also various minimally invasive procedures. The Hospital Staff consists of some of the best orthopaedic doctors who have successfully performed various minimal access spine surgeries with very high efficiency and helped the patients to lead a normal life. The goal of the surgery is to provide stability to the vertebral column by treating the damaged joints and bones and relieving the unnecessary pressure on the nerves that lead to problems like bone spurs and scoliosis. Spinal problems are either present since birth or result of various other factors. Spine surgery is also used to treat spinal injuries that may be sustained in an accident.

Minimal access spine surgeries are preferred over open spine surgeries because these do not involve unnecessary blood loss and ensure faster recovery and minimal complications. As the surgery is carried out via very small incisions, it does not leave any scar. Also, there are minimal chances of infection and muscle damage is also greatly reduced. The surgery has a certain risk as well which include allergic reaction to the anaesthetic, infection on the site of incision and blood loss. The benefits of the surgery outnumber the risk associated with it and if the surgery is carried out by experienced doctors, there are chances that the patient will experience no complication at all.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is used to treat any number of spine-related problems which include degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal deformities such as scoliosis, spinal infections, spinal instability, vertebral compression fractures, spinal tumours etc. Some of the most common types of minimally invasive spine surgeries are listed below

Discectomy: the procedure is used to treat herniated discs in the spine. The problem can lead to the compression of the associated nerves, which one is very painful. The procedure is carried out by either slimming or completely removing the herniated disc.

Spinal decompression: the procedure is used to treat a condition known as spinal stenosis. Just like aortic stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the aortic valve similarly spinal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the vertebral column due to which there is increasing pressure on the various nerves passing through it as a result of which the nerves get compressed. The problem is very painful and is often accompanied by muscle weakness. Spinal decompression is carried out by removing a bone or surrounding tissue from the affected area so as to make more space for the compressed nerve. Spinal decompression surgery includes procedures like laminectomy, laminotomy and foraminotomy.

MIS TLIF (Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion): the procedure is used to treat patients suffering from refractory mechanical low back and radicular pain which is generally a product of spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease or recurrent disc herniation.

Our specialists conduct all the tests and screening to determine the root cause of your spinal problem and proceed with a suitable treatment procedure accordingly.

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