MIS Spine Surgery

Like other fields of surgery MIS (Minimal Invasive Surgery) technique has revolutionized the field of spine. Spine surgery has been a dreaded word for patients because of associated pain, prolonged recovery and uncertain results. This was the story till open surgeries were in vogue. In last decade, spine surgeries are done either by an endoscope (Endoscopic spine surgery) or by MIS technique (MIS fixation). The advantages are no muscle damage, no blood transfusion, short hospital stay, next day mobilization and minimal complications.br

Slipped Disc Surgery / Sciatica (Endoscopic), PIVD Surgery (Endoscopic), Spinal stenosis surgery (Endoscopic), Lateral Recess Surgery (Endoscopic), Foraminal Stenosis Surgery (Endoscopic), Far Lateral Disc Surgery (Endoscopic), Spine Instability Surgery, MIS Spine Fixation & Fusion, Spiral Canal & Decompression (Endoscopic), Trans Pedicular Biopsy, Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty, MIS Spine Fracture Fixation

People are generally scared of spine surgery because of two reasons:

  1. They are scared of getting nerve damage or paralysis
  2. After spine surgeries, there bed rest and absence from work is very long.

Another reason is that many people think that after spine surgery, they will not be able to live a normal life because there spine will become weak.

All these things were true for open surgeries because in open surgery, we have to cut down the muscles, bones and there is lots of bleeding and muscle damage and patients generally have to be on the bed for quite some time and because of this reason, the spine used to become weak after surgery and they had to modify their lifestyle after surgery.

But, with MIS technique where we are not opening up the spine, we are working by Minimal invasive technique, No muscles are damaged, no bones are cut and we see all the nerves and spinal cord 20 times bigger because of the endoscope. So the chances of damage to the nerves of the spinal cord are almost nil. All these contraindications of the surgery from the patients point of view are now neutralized. These days, except for tumour surgery or revision spine surgeries all the problems like Disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, fractures and even degenerative spine conditions of old days are all being treated by MIS technique. So there is no need to be afraid of spine surgery as we are now opting for mis technique in 90% of our patients.