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Are spinal deformity surgeries safe?
Yes, these surgeries are safe. The centre for spine care at Aster Medcity has the latest medical technology for ensuring maximum patient safety and are performed with the help of intra-operative nerve monitoring for unmatched accuracy.
What is scoliosis spine surgery?
Scoliosis spine surgery is a specialised surgery for correction of spine deformity
What are the advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery over open surgery?
Very small surgical incisions and scars (approximately 18mm) Minimal muscle damage Minimal blood loss Lesser pain, which reduces the need for pain killers Fewer post-surgical complications Minimal hospital stay Quicker recovery Faster return to normal life Lower incidence of surgery related back pain
What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure that helps to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots.
What are the advantages of awake spine surgery?
Many patients with multiple risk factors (cardiac/liver/kidney disorders) or those who are elderly may not be good candidates for general anesthesia. Awake spine surgery can be performed in such patients. Another advantage would be shorter recovery times and same day discharge from hospital
What is minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) or keyhole spine surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a highly advanced spine surgery technique using very small incisions, using cutting-edge intra-operative technology.
What is spinal stenosis decompression
The narrowing of the spaces within the spine is known as spinal stenosis. The minimally invasive spine surgery procedure helps decompress the nerves in the narrow spaces between the vertebral bones and spinal joints.
Who can undergo scoliosis / spinal deformity surgery?
Children, adolescents with scoliosis Patients with kyphosis (hunchback / forward curving of the spine) Adults and elderly patients with spinal deformities How long does it take to recover from scoliosis surgery? If the recovery is as expected, the patient can be discharged within a week Children can get back to school about a month after the surgery
Can elderly patients or very obese patients undergo spine surgery?
The advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery enable us to safely perform spine surgery in elderly patients with multiple medical problems and also obese /overweight patients, with the best possible medical outcomes.
What is the purpose of Lumbar fusion?
Lumbar fusion is done to correct issues with the vertebrae such as painful motion and stability of the spine.