Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is performed to treat different spinal disorders as an alternative to traditional spine surgery procedures. The surgery helps in stabilising the vertebral bones and spinal joint and relieves the pressure being applied to the spinal nerves. The location, size, shape and number of incisions depends on the location of the issue and the approach that the neurosurgeon has chosen.

Minimally Invasive Techniques for Thoracic Spine

In the treatment of anterior thoracic spine tumors, minimally invasive techniques through small incisions can be performed. Anterior thoracic discectomies and transpedicular corpectomies can also be performed minimally invasively.

Minimally Invasive Technique for Cervical Spine

Cervical disc problems and spinal cord compression can be treated using specialized tubular retractors through tiny incisions.

Minimally Invasive Technique for Lumbar Spine

A variety of advanced minimally invasive techniques are performed to treat the lumbar spine. In the elderly, very complex surgeries are performed through minimal access.

  • Small incisions
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced surgical risk
  • Less post surgery pain
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Small scar
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal instability
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal tumors

In minimally invasive spine surgery, percutaneous or mini-open procedures are performed. Segmental tubular retraction creates a tunnel to access the spinal column. An endoscope provides the neurosurgeon with the necessary visualisation. Surgical imaging systems and image guidance technologies are used to analyse the patient’s spinal anatomy.

Types of surgical procedures performed minimally invasively

  • Discectomy or microdiscectomy
  • Foraminotomy or microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Microlaminotomy
  • Herniated discs with cord compression
  • Tumors
  • Fracture instability
  • Stenosis
  • Transthoracic and transpedicular discectomy
  • Percutaneous fixation and fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior resection of tumour
  • MIS Laminectomy
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Tumours
  • Degenerative/Congenital
  • Posterior Cervical
  • Percutaneous fixation of C2 fracture
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Decompression and resection of tumour
  • C1 and C2 percutaneous fixation and fusion
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylosis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumours
  • Stenosis
  • Micro Endoscopic Discectomy (MED)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Dorsal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (DLIF)
  • Oblique Lumbar INterbody Fusion (OLIF)
  • Tubular resection of tumor (with or without fusion)
  • Tubular lamino-foraminotomy/ laminectomy