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Spine Surgery - overview

Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.

Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Spine surgery is typically recommended only when a period of nonsurgical treatment — such as medications and physical therapy — has not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem.

In addition, surgery is only considered if your doctor can pinpoint the exact source of your pain, such as a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. Minimally invasive techniques are beginning to be used for a wider range of spine procedures, and have been used for common procedures like decompression and spinal fusion since the 1990s. Decompression relieves pressure put on spinal nerves by removing portions of bone or a herniated disk. Spinal fusion corrects problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. This article focuses on decompression and fusion with a minimally invasive technique.

Our Expertise

Our Research Hospital has dedicated some of the best surgical teams in the country at the helm, for spine surgery in India. The Spine Surgery wing  have many medical milestones to their credit and several cervical disc replacements and lumbar disc replacements have also been performed. The Centers perform the full range of spinal procedures from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), to major spine surgery procedures like complex spinal reconstructions. The units are also well known internationally for complex deformity surgeries as well as revision spine surgery. Apollo hospitals is indeed a pioneer and one of the foremost institutions for Spine surgery In India . Indeed Spine surgery in India has seen many advancements and innovations due to the excellent Spine centres and the exemplary expertise of our Spine surgeons.

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