Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is performed through small incisions in the skin, rather than the larger incisions that are required in traditional open surgery. Spine surgery may be needed for a variety of reasons like chronic or severe back pain, spinal cord compression, spinal instability, deformities, tumours or other reasons.
At our department for Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, we bring advanced modalities for the examination and evaluation of the spine through X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans etc, based on which our spine surgeons plan a treatment procedure, along with the surgical approach - general or minimally invasive. The minimally invasive approach results in less blood loss, less tissue damage, less infection risk and faster recovery. We provide end-to-end care with rehabilitation and physiotherapy, helping the patient heal and recover completely.
Some of the MISS procedures offered include:
- Microdiscectomy - used to remove part of a herniated or bulging disc that is pressing on a nerve in the spinal column.
- Laminectomy - used to remove a portion of the lamina, which is the bony arch that covers the spinal canal. This can relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty - these procedures are used to treat compression fractures in the spine by injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebrae.
- Spinal Fusion - it involves using screws and rods to fuse two or more vertebrae together, stabilizing the spine and reducing pain caused by movement.