What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

The surgery minimally invasive spine, also known as endoscopic spine surgery is to use the same parameters as in open surgery but making the least possible aggression. One of the biggest problems of spine surgery is the multiple incisions that must be made to reach this part of the body and, therefore, its subsequent scars, the great blood loss and the long duration of the interventions. Therefore, it is usual to resort to minimally invasive spine surgery, whenever possible, since the squeal that it provokes are minor, the scars smaller, the damage to the muscular masses is minimal, and it achieves a quick recovery of the patient. In addition, the results obtained in this type of operations are the same as those of traditional surgery. Therefore, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Malaysia is the most recommended for patients provided they have the appropriate characteristics to be able to perform it.

Why is it done?
It is always good to individualize each case and study the patient's history in order to assess the operation that is best for you. The advantages are multiple and surgical treatment is recommended when there is neurological injury, there is a loss of strength or there are alterations in sensitivity. It is also performed in patients in whom the degree of pain is very high and does not yield with medical treatment.

What does it consist of?
The surgery consists in making a small incision of about 15 mm, where the cannula will be placed. Inside this cannula will be placed an optics that allows to expand and magnify the field of work, so it is not necessary to make large dissections to access the patient's spine during the operation.

Preparation for minimally invasive spine surgery
The patient will enter the hospital in the morning, and during the same morning the intervention will be performed. The hospital admission after the operation is one day to assess the result of the surgery. The next day he is discharged from hospital and can go home.

Care after the intervention
From the moment of leaving the hospital, the patient can lead a normal life, with the limitations that a spinal surgery entails since discomfort may appear. For this reason it is not recommended to carry out sports activities or aggressive physical exercises. Patients usually follow these guidelines, especially during the first weeks. Between 6 and 12 weeks you can return to any type of physical activity. In addition, the short-term results are very satisfactory for most patients, since the day after the operation and can walk.

Alternatives to this treatment
Minimally invasive spine surgery is one of the most novel treatments within the branch of spine surgery. There are other types of treatments such as open spine surgery, which is carried out to correct back pain, especially when a herniated disc compresses a nerve root and other non-surgical treatments have failed. This technique is used when minimally invasive surgery cannot be performed due to anatomical conditions. There is another technique, called percutaneous spinal surgery, which involves making implants in the back making minimal incisions and dilating the tissues, without doing a dissection or having to take them off. It is done through a tube, progressively dilating the tissues and placing the implant in the vertebral bone. In this way tissue is not injured and the patient can walk almost immediately. For more information about this or other treatments you can consult with a specialist in Neurosurgery.

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