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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon in Pune

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery also commonly known as MIS is primarily performed to stabilize the spinal joints, and other vertebral bones and to provide long-term relief for pain and pressure. This type of surgery is a faster and safer approach, which reduces the trauma caused to the spine and other surrounding tissues and muscles during surgery. 

Since it is a Minimally Invasive surgery it also requires lesser recovery time, helping the patient to resume their daily routine faster too, as compared to open spine surgery.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Doesn’t tamper the patient’s cosmetic appearance because of smaller incisions. (Sometimes as small as only a few millimeters).
  • Reduced risk of soft tissue and surrounding muscle damage.
  • Lesser blood loss.
  • Reduced chances of postoperative incision infections.
  • Faster recovery and less time required in rehabilitation.
  • Lesser pain and also reduced reliance on painkillers after the surgery.

Who can get it done ?

People suffering from spinal conditions like spinal instability, herniated discs, scoliosis, spinal tumors, etc. are the most eligible to get a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery done as opposed to open spine surgery.

Other more common conditions that can be treated by performing a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery are vertebral compression fractures, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc diseases among others.

Understanding Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Procedure and Recovery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries can also be performed as outpatient procedures, using only local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s diagnosis and severity of symptoms.
  • If it is decided by the surgeon to be done as a surgical procedure and not an outpatient procedure, the patient is given general anesthesia so they don’t feel pain or discomfort during the surgery.
  • After the patient is given the anesthetic, the surgeon begins by making a small incision, enough for their medical-grade guiding instruments and/or endoscope (which is a real-time microscopic video camera) to be inserted through.
  • Another commonly used method for performing a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is using a tubular retractor that involves dilation of the softer tissues, instead of directly cutting through them.
  • In some cases, if the patient’s condition demands some instruments like rods, screws, plates, etc. to be inserted in order to stabilize the spine, they too can be inserted through various Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery approaches.

Recovery and Post-Surgery Care

  • Even though it is a Minimally Invasive type of Spine surgery, it does require a certain amount of recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Before the patient has been discharged from the hospital he/she is shown some exercises to be done every day in order to improve mobility, and flexibility and to acquire overall seamless motion faster.
  • Depending on the challenges faced by the surgeon during surgery and the patient’s condition after the surgery, the surgeon may prescribe a course of pain-relieving medicines for faster relief of pain and discomfort.
  • The surgeon may also advise the patient to come back for a follow-up to get an idea of the patient’s progress and the overall body’s acceptance and/or rejection of the procedure.
  • In some extreme cases, the patient may also be advised to get a second Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery done after a certain amount of time has passed to make sure the patient is relieved of all the remaining symptoms and/or other complications, making it convenient for his patients to get treated

Expert Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon in Pune: Dr. Shrikant Dalal

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, or MIS, is a cutting-edge approach to spinal treatment that offers numerous advantages for patients in Pune. Dr. Shrikant Dalal and the Orthos Center are renowned as minimally invasive procedure specialists in Pune, providing top-notch care for those seeking relief from spinal issues.

This advanced technique ensures quicker recovery times, minimal scarring, and reduced trauma to surrounding tissues and muscles. Patients can often return to their daily routines faster compared to traditional open spine surgery, making it an ideal choice for those with spinal instability, herniated discs, scoliosis, spinal tumors, vertebral compression fractures, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc diseases.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery procedures, often performed as outpatient procedures under local anesthesia, involve small incisions and the use of medical-grade instruments and endoscopes. This approach minimizes blood loss, lowers the risk of infections, and reduces pain post-surgery. Regular follow-ups ensure a patient’s progress, and in some cases, additional procedures may be recommended to ensure complete relief.

Choose MIS for spine care, choose Dr. Shrikant Dalal, and experience the benefits of minimally invasive spinal fusion treatment and spinal stenosis surgery in Pune at the Orthos Center.

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Differences between Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Open Surgery?

In spinal surgery, patients face a choice between Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and Open Surgery. This table provides a concise comparison of key differentiators between the two approaches.

AspectMinimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)Open Surgery
Incision SizeSmall, typically less than 1 inchLarger, several inches long
Tissue DisruptionMinimal disruption to surrounding tissuesRequires significant muscle and tissue retraction or removal
VisualizationSpecialized instruments and imaging used for visualizationDirect, extensive visual access to the surgical area
Recovery TimeGenerally quicker recovery with less pain and scarringLonger recovery time

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) features smaller incisions, minimal tissue disruption, and faster recovery with less scarring. Conversely, Open Surgery involves larger incisions, more tissue disturbance, and a longer recovery period, offering patients distinct options for their spinal procedures.

FAQs on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Pune by Orthos Centre

Patients seeking effective spine treatments can benefit from our minimally invasive spine surgery services. Led by renowned minimally invasive spine surgeons in Pune, we specialize in procedures like minimally invasive spinal fusion treatment, which promotes spinal stability while minimizing tissue trauma and ensuring a faster return to daily activities.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion is a state-of-the-art treatment available at Orthos Center, Pune. This procedure effectively addresses conditions such as degenerative disc disease and spinal instability. Our minimally invasive procedure specialists in Pune skillfully perform this surgery, using small incisions and specialized techniques to promote quicker healing and reduced tissue damage.