Simhapuri Hospital performs the full range of spinal procedures from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), to major spine surgery procedures like complex spinal reconstructions. Spine Institute is acclaimed with International doctors.
Do you know what acts as the load-bearing structure in the body? Yes, it is the spine. Composed of segmental vertebral bones sandwiched around intervening discs, spine has four segments: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral.
The spine is central to a person’s flexibility, strength and balance. It is so delicate that even a smallest change in the structure can lead to significant disability and pain. Back problems are one of the most common reasons to see a doctor. Approximately 80% of people will experience back pain during their lifetime. Fortunately, for the vast majority of these people the pain will subside naturally without the need for surgery.
Spine surgery — whether back or neck surgery — is an advanced treatment option for pain and disability caused by an identifiable lesion in the patient’s anatomy that has not adequately improved with non-surgical treatments. In cases such as spinal arthritis which tends to be chronic, the symptoms are rarely progressive and rarely require surgery on the painful spinal joints. However, surgery may be needed in severe cases, and may include a spine fusion, decompression and/or laminectomy.
From the most common to the most complicated, the Spine division at Simhapuri Hospitals treats a full range of back pain and spinal related conditions. Most of the patients who walk in to Simhapuri for spine treatment have either tough-to-diagnose conditions or have been treated wrongly for their condition. Spine surgeons at Simhapuri have received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine which include problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine).
Spine being a very sensitive area requires getting the surgery right the first time. Delivering complex surgical procedure is made by a collective team effort involving the surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists and rehabilitation specialists. We are working hard to make procedures less invasive, leading to lesser pain, faster recovery, and better, longer-lasting results. The latest techniques like Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Expandable devices for Lumbar Spine Fusion are routinely carried out with results at par with the best centres globally.
Conventional Spine surgery involves taking long incisions, forceful muscle retraction for prolonged time, removal of normal tissues like ligaments and bone to approach area of pathology. Most of the times these surgeries are done under prolonged general anesthesia.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is also known as minimal access spine surgery or keyhole spinal surgery. This spine surgery is minimally invasive because MISS surgery is performed through one or more small incisions or punctures through which tubular retractors are inserted. MISS surgeries range from decompressions and discectomies, right through to multi level instrumented fusions and corrective deformity reconstruction.
Keyhole Spinal Surgery is the colloquial Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (EMISS) and fluoroscopically controlled surgery. Regrettably many practitioners claim to be performing MISS when performing conventional procedures through a reduced incision which in reality should be termed Less Invasive Spinal Surgery (LISS).