Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Endoscopic spine surgery is an ultra minimally invasive surgical technique that utilizes an endoscopic camera and precisional surgical instruments to access the spine. This allows the surgeon to have an enhanced visualization and better access to the disc and nerves without damaging adjacent tissues. Endoscopic spine surgery can successfully provide relief from chronic low back and leg pain. 

Also, Endoscopic spine surgery should not be confused with other traditional procedures such as minimally invasive, micro-invasive, and/or laser spine surgeries. Here we have discussed the various conditions that can be treated with this surgery, as explained by Dr. Akhil Tawari, the best Endoscopic spine surgeon in Mumbai.

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What are the conditions that can be treated with a full Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Mumbai?

Recurrent disc herniations 

A herniated disc is the condition in which the fragile center of a spinal disc protrudes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing. It mostly occurs in the neck and the low back, though it can occur anywhere along the spine.

Degenerative spine diseases 

Degenerative spine diseases refer to the age-related breakdown of one or more spinal discs that lead to pain. Degenerative disc disease can cause a lot of symptoms, ranging from simple pain to nerve pain or weakness if a degenerated disc prolapses and compresses the spinal cord or nerves.

Spinal canal stenosis 

Spinal canal stenosis involves narrowing of the space between vertebrae. This medical condition can cause pain and reduced movement in the lower back or the neck. It develops gradually over time, usually caused by wear and tear or degenerative changes.

Spinal tumors

Spinal tumors are abnormally growing cells on or around the spinal cord. They can be caused due to various factors such as gene mutations, environmental factors, metastatic cancer, radiation therapy, or exposure to a radioactive atmosphere. 

Also Read : All About Spinal Cord Tumours

How is Endoscopic Spine Surgery performed?

The endoscopic spine surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The step-by-step procedure is as follows:

  1. First, the surgeon makes a very small incision, which is not more than one-fourth of an inch.
  2. Next, the surgeon inserts a metal dilator and cannula and establishes a surgical portal to access the spine.
  3. Then the specialized micro-instruments and the endoscopic camera is inserted. These tools assist the surgeon in ablating and decompressing the affected spinal nerve’s pressure.
  4. After the surgery, the camera and dilator are removed.
  5. Finally, the incision is closed with a suture and a small dressing.

Are you a candidate for Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

You are considered a candidate for Endoscopic spine Surgery in Mumbai if:

  • If you have severe back pain, leg pain, and neurological symptoms
  • Your spine is unstable or damaged 
  • You are diagnosed with a condition that will surely require surgery in the future
  • Your body is not responding to conventional treatment

What are the benefits of Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Endoscopic spine surgery utilizes the least invasive surgical approach, and so it has the following benefits:

  • Minimum blood loss
  • Less discomfort or pain after surgery
  • Small incisions, which means less or no scar
  • Lesser risk involved
  • Reduced post-operative infection risk
  • Sustained positive results
  • Faster recovery from surgery
  • Better long-term outcomes with surgery

Why choose Dr. Akhil Tawari for Endoscopic Spine Surgery in Mumbai?

Dr. Akhil Tawari is a renowned Endoscopic Spine Surgeon in Mumbai. He is a comprehensively trained and a highly-skilled spine surgeon known for exclusively treating patients with spinal conditions. He advises the best suitable spine treatments that help patients get relief from pain and live a better quality of life. To this date, he has helped many patients.