Endoscopic Spine Surgery

endoscopic spine surgery

Endoscopic Spine Surgery is the most advanced surgery that uses small tubular system or micro incisions, assisted with an endoscope for visualization. Spine surgeons can now perform surgery through small incisions. This type of Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) provides patients with quicker recovery and less pain than traditional spine surgery.

During an endoscopic spine surgery, in order to minimize interruption to muscles and tissue, the surgeon gains access to the vertebrae by placing a series of tubes.

This minimally invasive spine surgery is used to relieve pain caused by herniated discs pressing on nerve roots. With the help of this technology most of procedures takes less than one hour and the patient gets back to walk around in only a few hours. Our Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a true minimally invasive procedure that has revolutionized the treatment of back and neck pain.

During an endoscopic procedure, the spine surgeon makes a small incision through which a guided wire is inserted. The guide wire is used to locate the damaged disc level. A fluoroscope (specially designed X-ray machine) is used to ensure the correct path is made to the affected disc. The surgeon will next use a number of dilating tubes placed over the guide wire to move apart the tissue to the vertebrae. After this the surgeon removes the guide wire. The procedure is performed through a tubular retractor which is placed over the dilating tubes and onto the bone surface. After the retractor is in place, the surgeon removes the dilating tubes.

A small camera and special surgical light are used to view through the tube. Surgical instruments are used gain access to the spinal canal and move away soft tissue and bone. The nerve is separated from the damaged disc by a nerve retractor. The surgeon next removes the herniated portion of the disc and cleans the area. The nerve then returns to the normal position.

At the end of the endoscopic spine procedure, the tubular retractor is removed; this allows the tissue to enclose the surgery area. Only a small bandage is needed to cover the incision area.

Patient can watch their surgery on the TV monitor & chats with the surgeon, giving surgeons feedback about increase or relief in pain & abnormal sensation etc, making the surgery more safe and painless. There is no loss of blood & minimal chance of infection & other complications. Patient can walk back to his room from the operation theatre. This is very effective & best solution available today for cervical & lumbar slip disc patients. Our spine clinic boasts, of performing more than 1000 cases of such endoscopic discectomy for cervical and lumbar slip disc patients, in the last 10 years. We are pioneers in bringing laser treatment & endoscopic disc surgery in India. We have conducted many national and international endoscopic workshops with live endoscopic surgeries. We receive patients from India & abroad, due to our reputation of giving excellent results, at very low cost.

Types of endoscopy spine Surgery we performed

•  Endoscopic Discectomy

•  Endoscopic Foraminotomy

•  Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy

•  Endoscopic laminotomy

Advantages of Endoscopic Spine surgery

•  Microscopic Incision

•  No or minimal blood loss

•  Immediate recovery

•  Preservation of spinal movement

•  Very high success rate

•  Improved quality of life

•  No removal of bone or muscle

•  Same day surgery

•  Painless treatment