Minimally Invasive Neuro Spine Surgery, often referred to as MISS, represents a monumental advancement in the field of spinal care. This innovative approach combines the precision of traditional spine surgery with the benefits of minimally invasive techniques. By utilizing specialized instruments and advanced imaging technologies, surgeons can treat a wide range of spinal conditions with significantly reduced tissue disruption, shorter recovery times, and fewer complications.
Conditions Treated By Minimally Invasive Neuro Spine Surgery Department
- Herniated Discs: This common spinal condition occurs when the soft inner core of a spinal disc pushes through the tough outer layer, causing pain, numbness, or weakness. Minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to remove the herniated portion of the disc with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues.
- Spinal Stenosis: This narrowing of the spinal canal can compress the nerves and lead to pain, tingling, or weakness. Minimally invasive procedures can effectively decompress the spinal canal, alleviating pressure on the nerves.
- Spinal Deformities: Conditions like scoliosis or kyphosis involve abnormal curvature of the spine. Minimally invasive techniques can be used to correct these deformities with smaller incisions and reduced disruption to the surrounding muscles and tissues.
- Spinal Tumors: Minimally invasive techniques allow surgeons to access and remove tumors located within or near the spinal cord or vertebrae with precision and minimal impact on surrounding structures.
Key Procedures in Minimally Invasive Neuro-Spine Surgery
- Microdiscectomy: This is often performed for herniated discs. The surgeon makes a small incision and uses a microscope to remove the damaged portion of the disc that is pressing on the spinal nerve.
- Laminectomy or Laminotomy: These procedures involve removing a small portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. A laminotomy removes less bone than a laminectomy.
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion: In cases where spinal stability is required, such as in severe arthritis or spondylolisthesis, spinal fusion may be performed using minimally invasive techniques. This typically involves the use of rods and screws, and sometimes bone grafts, to stabilize the spine.
- Percutaneous Spinal Instrumentation: Screws and rods can be placed percutaneously (through the skin) with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues, providing spinal stabilization with less trauma compared to open procedures.
- Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: This involves removing bone or soft tissue to open up the spinal canal and relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Using a small camera (endoscope), surgeons can access the spine through tiny incisions, offering a less invasive way to treat various spinal conditions, including herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: These procedures are used to treat spinal compression fractures, commonly due to osteoporosis. They involve injecting a cement-like material into the fractured vertebra. Kyphoplasty also involves the use of a balloon to restore the height of the vertebra before cement injection.
- Disc Replacement Surgery: A minimally invasive procedure to replace a degenerated or herniated disc with an artificial one. This can help preserve more natural movement compared to fusion.
- Minimally Invasive Deformity Correction: Scoliosis and other spinal deformities can be corrected using less invasive methods, reducing surgical trauma and recovery time.
- Nerve Decompression: In conditions like sciatica where a nerve is compressed, minimally invasive techniques can be used to relieve this pressure.
- Foraminotomy: This procedure enlarges the vertebral foramen (where nerve roots exit the spine) to relieve compression on nerves.
Key Advantages Of The Department
- Reduced Tissue Trauma: Traditional open spine surgery often requires extensive muscle dissection, leading to significant tissue trauma. Minimally invasive techniques use smaller incisions and specialized instruments, resulting in less disruption to surrounding tissues.
- Faster Recovery Times: Patients undergoing minimally invasive neurospine surgery typically experience shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery. This allows for a faster return to daily activities and a higher quality of life.
- Lower Risk of Complications: The reduced tissue disruption and smaller incisions associated with minimally invasive techniques lead to a lower risk of complications, such as infection or excessive bleeding.
- Enhanced Visualization: Advanced imaging technologies, such as intraoperative CT scans or navigation systems, provide surgeons with detailed, real-time images of the spine during surgery, allowing for precise placement of instrumentation.
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