The Department of Spine Surgery at Aster Hospitals provides minimally invasive treatment for spinal injuries and conditions. Minimal invasive spine surgery provides better clinical outcomes than traditional OPEN surgery, using a less traumatic approach.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Minimally invasive spine surgery allows for faster recovery and often patients can now go home the next day following surgery. Blood loss is generally greatly reduced and the overall stress on the body is less pronounced. In addition, the risk of infection is lower. There are also less visible scars. Most importantly, with less damage to tissues of the spine, the potentially deleterious effects of spine surgery are minimized and the likelihood of injury to nerves both in the short term as well as long term is reduced.
Our team of highly experienced Spine surgeons and most advanced technology ensure you get the best spine treatment at Aster Hospitals.
We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.
We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.
We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.
Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.
We combine our expertise in the areas of patient-care, clinical research and academics in order to provide the highest level of specialised services to our patients. The Aster spine center was conceived as part of the overall scope of neurosurgery and was incorporated into our original vision document. As part of the transformation into a global COE a dedicated aster spine center was proposed. This would be a multispeciality service including neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgeons covering the entire gamut of spine pathology, both elective and emergency. The primary spine service would be supported by a very active physical medicine and rehabilitation service, and other departments like neurology, endocrinology, radiology and oncology. It might be possible to include an element of holistic care into the spine center by association with indigenous systems of medicine like Ayurveda.
- OR1 Fusion Digital Integrated Green OT certified surgical Suites
- IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) ICUs
- Level 3 PICU
- 3.0 Tesla Widebore MRI
- 256 Slice Philips iCT Scan
- DEXA for bone density measurement
- Philips Astonish True Flight Select
- PET-CT with Time Of Flight Technology
- GE SPECT-CT Optima NM 640 Gamma Camera>
- True Beam Linear Accelerator with FFF Technology
- Karl Storz Endoscope
- Siemens Isocentric 3D C-arm
- Medtronic Stealth Station Navigation System
- Leica M530 OH6 Operating Microscope
- Leica M525 OH4 Operating Microscope
- Medtronic Legend high-speed pneumatic drills
- Medtronic Legend EHS Stylus electric drills
- Medtronic Legend oscillating and reciprocating microsaws
- Intraoperative Bone CUSA
- Intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring
- Allen Spine System Table
- Needle biopsy
- Soft tissue and bone pathology
- Spine and peripheral nerve pathology
- Immunohistochemistry & frozen section
- Advanced navigation system
- Endoscopy and MISS systems
- Intraop MRI
- Gamma (SPECT) Camera
- Whole body bone scan
- Regional three-phase bone scan
- Regional infection imaging
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
What Constitutes A Healthy Back?
Our spine is nature’s extraordinary miracle. Several complex structures come together to provide the human body with a fine balance of protection, support, strength and movement. A healthy spine is not just the bony segments but a combination of several ‘supporting structures’ - protective discs, strong muscles and attached ligaments and tendons. The 24 bony segments or vertebral bodies or vertebrae in the spine are interspersed with a tough, yet soft gel-like cushion or shock-absorber, called intervertebral disc. The muscles surrounding the spine or ‘para-spinal muscles’ are attached to the bones through ligaments. Together these structures, called the ‘natural tension band’ provide mobility, strength and protection to the back. The core of our spine’s movement, structure and flexibility comes from complex biomechanics of the bony vertebrae and supporting structures. Often compared to a ‘crane’, it is said that for the spine to be stable, all elements must be intact and function in unison.
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.
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 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 is Awake spine surgery?
These are surgeries done under local or regional anaesthesia without using general anaesthesia. Certain Minimally invasive spine surgery can be done in this manner.
What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is a condition wherein a person’s spine or back is curved like an “S” or “C”
Scoliosis can be a by birth, acquired or age-related condition
Early detection and correction (in the adolescent age itself) is the key to effective treatment of scoliosis
Severe or visible scoliosis, if left untreated, can lead to complications including disfigurement, pain, breathing difficulties or nerve damage
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
What is spine surgery ?
The surgery involves an incision on the back of the spine that allows the surgeon to remove bone spurs and thickened ligaments that are pressing on the nerves of the low back. Microdiscectomy is used to treat nerve pain (sciatica) due to a herniated disc impinging a nerve in the spine.
What Can I Do To Maintain My Spinal Health?
A healthy back is a combination of healthy bones, mobile joints, and strong muscles. Unfortunately, a complex system like our back or spine is prone to issues arising from one or more malfunctioning elements. Any disturbance to the spine and it’s supporting structures due to aging, trauma, lifestyle stresses or other pathologies can lead to spinal complications, most commonly appearing as back or neck pain. Maintaining a healthy spine is almost non-negotiable to ensure a healthy, pain-free and active life. Simple activities such as maintaining healthy posture, regular exercise, good nutrition and regular exposure to the sun, go a long way in maintaining a healthy spine.
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
Faster return to normal life
Lower incidence of surgery related back pain
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.
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.
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 scoliosis spine surgery?
Scoliosis spine surgery is a specialised surgery for correction of spine deformity
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.
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