Dr Mohammed Faizan

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

ALso known as Key Hole Spine Surgery, Minimally Access Spine Surgery, Band-aid Spine Surgery.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in India is regarded as ground breaking, since it successfully treats the whole spectrum of spinal disc anomalies with minimal muscle damage and minimal recovery time. . We have the best Team of highly educated top Spine Surgeons,  with  Dr Mohammed Faizan  who is exceptionally skilled and trained in doing minimally invasive spine surgery procedures.

What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) allows surgeons to access deep spinal structures through small or minimally invasive incisions. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is possible with the use of fluoroscopic (real-time x-ray) image guidance that helps the surgeon navigate through small openings.  The result is smaller incisions with less soft tissue manipulation and less blood loss compared to conventional open surgery.  Smaller incisions mean more comfortable and faster recovery periods. Patients treated with minimally invasive spine surgery often require less post-operative pain medication and are likely to return to their normal daily activities sooner.  Furthermore, patients often do not require inpatient hospital admissions as most minimally invasive spinal procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

Not all spine surgery procedures can be performed using minimally invasive surgery.  Often, it is important to have direct visualization and access to the delicate neural and vascular structures while performing spinal surgery. Sometimes the patient’s condition can result in significant displacement of important nerves that control motor and/or sensory function.  Damage to these nerves within the spinal column may result in permanent neurologic deficit or paralysis.  Therefore, it is important that your surgeon acknowledge which procedures are most appropriate for minimally invasive spine surgery and which are not.

When Is Spine Surgery Necessary?

Spine surgery is typically recommended when a period of nonsurgical treatment has not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem. Examples of nonsurgical treatment may include pain medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, chiropractic manipulation, and acupuncture.  However, other spinal conditions that cause acute onset of weakness, loss of sensation, or bowel and bladder dysfunction may require immediate surgical intervention.  It is therefore important that your health care provider determine when surgical intervention is immediately required or if conservative therapy should be initially pursued.

Recovery After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery can shorten hospital stays.  Some patients may go home the day of surgery.  Other patients may require a 1-3 day hospital stay. Because minimally invasive techniques do not disrupt muscles and soft tissues to a significant degree, it is believed that post-operative pain is less compared to pain after traditional, open surgeries. You should still expect to feel some discomfort, however, advancements in pain control now make it easier for your doctor to manage and relieve pain.

To help you regain strength and speed your recovery, your doctor may recommend physical therapy. This will depend on the procedure you have had and your general physical condition. Specific exercises will help you become strong enough to return to work and daily activities.

If you have had a fusion procedure, it may be several months before the bone is solid, although your comfort level will often improve much faster. During this healing time, the fused spine must be kept in proper alignment and you may be instructed to wear a brace. You will be taught how to move properly, reposition, sit, stand, and walk.

How Long Will It Take To Return To Normal Activities After MIS Surgery?

How long it will take to return to your daily activities after MIS surgery depends upon your individual procedure and condition. Your surgeon will evaluate you after your surgery to make sure that your recovery is progressing as expected.

Risks Of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

As with any operation, there are potential risks associated with MIS surgery. Complications of MIS surgery are similar to open spinal surgery; however, some studies show a reduced infection rate for MIS surgery. It is important to discuss these risks with your neurosurgeon before your procedure.

  • Infection.
    Antibiotics are regularly given to the patient before, during, and often after surgery to lessen the risk of infections.
  • Bleeding.
    A certain amount of bleeding is expected, but this is not typically significant.
  • Pain at graft site.
    If your surgeon chooses to obtain bone from your hip or other areas you may experience persistent pain at the bone graft site.
  • Recurring symptoms.
    Some patients may experience a recurrence of their originalsymptoms.
  • Pseudarthrosis.
    Patients who smoke, have diabetes, and/or renal failure are more likely to develop a pseudarthrosis or failed fusion. This is a condition where there is not enough bone formation. If this occurs, a second surgery may be required in order to obtain a solid fusion.
  • Nerve damage.
    It is possible that the nerves or blood vessels may be injured during these operations. These complications are very rare.
  • Blood clots.
    Another uncommon complication is the formation of blood clots in the legs. These pose significant danger if they break off and travel to the lungs.  Blood clots often occur due to prolonged periods of immobility which is unusual with MIS surgery.

Text Credit :Princetonneurologicalsurgery

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For state-of-the-art spine surgery treatment, or to learn about lumbar disc surgery, surgery for spinal stenosis, spinal fusion procedures, or other procedures, call us to schedule a consultation at our clinic with the best Orthopedic Doctor, Dr. Mohammed Faizan in West Avenue Medical Centre, Mansarovar Colony, Awasthi Square Road, Opp Haldiram Line, Near Ring Road, Nagpur

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