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Minimally Invasive Spine SurgeryIn Jaipur

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) offers a cutting-edge approach to treating various spinal complications such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease, promoting faster recovery and reduced pain.

If you're considering a minimally invasive spine surgery, reach out to us or book a direct appointment with our orthopaedic surgeon. At the CK Birla Hospital, we are dedicated to ensuring that your minimally invasive spine surgery is as safe, comfortable, and effective as possible. We're here to guide you every step of the way toward a successful recovery.

What are the risks if spine surgery is not done on time? 

Delaying minimally invasive spine surgery can lead to several risks, such as:

  • Progression of neurological symptoms: Pain may worsen, and nerve damage can become permanent, leading to chronic pain, numbness, and weakness.
  • Functional decline: Increased difficulty in daily activities and muscle weakness or atrophy.
  • Permanent disability: Severe cases may result in permanent disability, like loss of bowel/bladder control.
  • Psychological impact: Chronic pain and limitations can lead to depression and anxiety.
  • Decreased quality of life: Pain and disability can affect relationships, job performance, and enjoyment of activities.
  • Increased complexity of future surgery: Worsening conditions might require more invasive surgery, increasing risks and recovery time.
  • Secondary issues: Compensatory changes can cause additional musculoskeletal problems.

Timely intervention can prevent these complications and improve outcomes.

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What are the types of minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) includes techniques designed for less tissue damage and quicker recovery compared to traditional surgery. Here are the primary types of minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • Microdiscectomy: Removal of herniated disc fragments via a small incision with a microscope or endoscope.
  • Lumbar fusion: Stabilisation using techniques like TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) or PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) with minimal incisions.
  • Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty: Injection of bone cement to stabilise fractures, sometimes using a balloon to restore height.
  • Laminectomy: Removal of lamina portions to relieve nerve pressure.
  • Endoscopic surgery: Treatment of disc herniation or stenosis with an endoscope.
  • SI joint fusion: Stabilisation of the sacroiliac joint through small incisions.
  • Scoliosis surgery: Correction of spinal curvature using rods and screws through small incisions.

What is the average cost of minimally invasive spine surgery?

The cost of a minimally invasive spine surgery varies as per the specific type of treatment advised by a healthcare provider, such as:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • SI joint fusion
  • Scoliosis surgery

The cost can also vary widely depending on several factors, including the location, the extent of the treatment, the doctor’s experience, and the hospital's pricing structure.

To get an explicit estimate for the cost of a minimally invasive spine surgery at the CK Birla Hospital, contact the hospital directly. Additionally, you can consult with our board-certified orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your specific needs and receive a personalised quote for the treatment. 

What are the advantages of laparoscopic/robotic minimally invasive spine surgery over traditional spine surgery?

The advantages of laparoscopic/robotic minimally invasive spine surgery over traditional minimally invasive spine surgery are summarised below:

Feature

Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery

Open Surgery

Incision size

Small, keyhole incisions

Larger, single incision

Recovery time

Generally shorter

Longer

Postoperative pain

Typically less

Typically more

Hospital stay

Shorter (often same-day discharge)

Longer

Cosmetic result

Minimal scarring

More noticeable scar

Return to normal activities

Quicker

Slower

However, the choice between laparoscopic/robotic and open surgery depends on individual patient factors and surgeon expertise. Each method has its own set of advantages and should be considered in the context of the patient's overall health and specific circumstances.

What is the diagnosis before spine surgery?

Before a minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), a comprehensive diagnostic process is undertaken, which includes:

  • Medical history: Detailed discussion to understand symptoms and medical background.
  • Physical examination: Assess spine mobility, strength, and neurological signs.
  • Imaging studies: X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to visualise spine structures.
  • Diagnostic injections: Used to pinpoint the source of pain or discomfort.
  • Electrodiagnostic testing: Measures nerve function and identifies compression areas.

Specialist consultations and evaluations refine the diagnosis. This could reveal herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or degenerative changes. After exhausting non-surgical options, surgery is considered. Minimally invasive techniques offer benefits like smaller incisions and faster recovery. Each surgical decision is tailored to the specific diagnosis and patient needs.

What are the pre-treatment/surgery instructions for minimal invasive spine surgery?

Preparing for minimally invasive spine surgery involves several key steps and guidelines that should be followed to optimise your surgical experience and recovery. Below is a summary of what to anticipate:

Before surgery

  • Medical evaluation: Your surgeon will assess your overall health, medical history, and medications.
  • Preoperative testing: Blood tests, imaging studies, and an EKG (electrocardiogram) may be required to ensure you're ready for surgery.
  • Medications: Discuss all medications with your surgeon to determine which ones should be adjusted before surgery.
  • Smoking and alcohol: Reduce or quit smoking and limit alcohol intake to support healing.
  • Nutrition and hydration: Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated for optimal healing.
  • Physical activity: Follow specific guidelines provided by your surgeon regarding physical activity.
  • Transportation: Arrange transportation for the day of surgery and follow-up appointments.

On the day of surgery

  • Arrival: Be punctual at the hospital or surgical centre.
  • Anaesthesia: Discuss anaesthesia options with the anesthesiologist.

Maintaining open communication with your surgical team is vital for a successful outcome. Follow these guidelines closely to support your recovery and overall well-being after minimally invasive spine surgery.

What are the post-surgery instructions for minimal invasive spine surgery?

Post-surgery instructions for minimally invasive spine surgery are tailored to each patient's needs. Here are some common guidelines:

Activity restrictions

  • Follow advice on bending, lifting, and twisting.
  • Avoid strenuous activities like running or lifting weights.

Medication management

  • Take prescribed pain medicines as directed.
  • Report any side effects promptly.

Wound care

  • Keep the incision clean and dry.
  • Look for signs of infection (redness, swelling).

Physical therapy

  • Attend sessions as scheduled.
  • Perform recommended exercises.

Follow-up appointments

  • Attend all follow-up appointments.
  • Report any concerns or symptoms.

Nutrition and hydration

  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Stay hydrated.

Mobility and rest

  • Balance rest with light activity.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting or standing.

Driving - Resume driving as per the surgeon's advice.

Work and daily activities - Discuss return-to-work plan.

Warning signs 

  • Watch for fever, severe pain, or numbness.
  • Contact the surgeon for concerns.

Following these guidelines optimises recovery and reduces complications. Reach out to your healthcare provider with any questions or issues.

How do you recover after minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) typically leads to a quicker recovery compared to other types of back surgery. Recovery guidelines and restrictions are discussed by doctors, which might involve:

  • Avoiding showers for 1-2 days post-surgery
  • Avoiding baths for at least a month
  • Refraining from heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a month or longer

MISS minimises tissue damage during the operation, facilitating easier recovery. However, individual recovery times can vary due to risks like infections or nerve damage, which may prolong healing. 

Physical therapy may be necessary for some individuals to aid in recovery and provide guidance on limitations. Doctors may prescribe mild pain relievers initially, and in rare cases, narcotic pain medications for severe discomfort caused by swelling or inflammation.

Why should you choose CK Birla Hospital for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)?

CK Birla Hospital, Jaipur is among the eminent multi-special hospitals operating in the city for decades. The hospital has integrated the most amazing and experienced doctors including other staff members. We ensure dedicating ourselves to offering exceptional and satisfactory patient care. The primary objective behind the inception of this hospital is to make healthcare services available to everyone at an affordable cost including the finest treatment. So, if you are looking for a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) in Jaipur, then get in touch with our most skilled and highly talented healthcare professionals at RBH.

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What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)?

It's a technique using small incisions and advanced tools to treat spine issues with less tissue damage and faster recovery.

What conditions can be treated with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, fractures, tumours, and degenerative disc disease are among conditions treated with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

How is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery performed?

Surgeons use small incisions and specialised tools guided by imaging technology to access and treat spinal issues with precision.

Am I a candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Your surgeon will assess your health and condition to determine if Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is suitable for you.

Will I need physical therapy after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Yes, physical therapy is often recommended to aid recovery and improve strength and mobility after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

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