Mimimally Invasive Spine Surgery In India
How Is Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Performed?
Conventional spine surgery requires a long incision and a lengthy recovery period. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as “keyhole” surgery, uses a thin, telescope-like instrument known as an endoscope, which is inserted through small incisions. The endoscope is connected to a tiny video camera – smaller than a dime – which projects an “inside” view of the patient’s body onto television screens in the operating room.
Small surgical instruments may then be passed through one or more additional half-inch incisions. Following the procedure, the small incisions are closed with sutures and covered with surgical tape. After a few months, they are barely visible.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery?
Typically, minimally invasive spinal surgery allows for the same outcomes as conventional spine surgery.
Benefits Of Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Include in India : –
- A few tiny scars instead of one large scar
- Shorter hospital stay – a few days instead of a week
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Shorter recovery time – a few months instead of a year – and quicker return to daily activities, including work
How Dangerous Is A Minimally Invasive Discectomy?
While all surgery involves risk, orthopedic and neurosurgeons who have advanced spine training take steps to minimize those risks. With the METRx® System technique, your surgeon is able to work in a surgical field that is illuminated by a very bright fiberoptic light source and magnified by a special type of video camera that provides incredible detail of the area that is being operated on. If the procedure can not be done safely with the minimally invasive technique, then the surgeon can covert the procedure to an open discectomy.
How Will I Know If A Minimally Invasive Discectomy Is Right For Me?
Your surgeon will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this type of surgical procedure with you. He or she will be able to determine if the cause of your back pain is likely to get better with or without surgery, and what type of surgery is the most reliable method for decreasing your pain and relieving the symptoms of a herniated disc.