Minimal invasive spine surgery

Minimal invasive spine surgery (Keyhole)

Our goal in performing Minimal Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery is torelieve the pressure on the Spinal Cord and nervesand/ or to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints via very small keyhole incisions. The pressure usually generates as a result of conditions such as spinal instability, herniated discs, bone spurs, scoliosis, or spinal tumours.

What are the conditions treated using MIS Procedures?

Dr Akhil Tawari is well accomplished to offer MIS procedures for a wide range of spinal procedures including conditions such as

  • Degenerated disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal instability including spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spinal tumours

Treatment Overview :
The spinal nerves, vertebrae, and the discs are located deep inside the body. Getting access to them requires moving the muscle tissues out of your way. It gets facilitated by making a small incision to guide an instrument with in-built microscopic video camera through these incisions to have a better look of the spinal deformity. In general, lasers are very rarely used to perform MIS surgeries.
There are various treatment options available for MIS surgery, such as:

Discectomy :
Spinal discs are nothing but elastic rings made up of soft material that serve as cushions between the vertebral bones. Once the elastic rings get weakened, the soft tissues are herniated outside of the elastic ring. The MIS surgery is recommended to trim or remove the herniated disc using a tubular dilator, a microscope, and an endoscope.

Spinal Decompression :
Spinal stenosis (narrowing of vertebrae channel) is a common condition that results in compression of the nerves. An MIS surgery is recommended to the patient under which, the surgeon removes the bones and soft tissues, causing nerve compression using a tubular dilator, microscope, and an endoscope.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) :
Patients suffering from refractory mechanical low back and radicular pain associated with spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease and recurrent disc herniation, are recommended this MIS approach.

Are you an ideal candidate for MIS Surgery? :
Dr Akhil Tawari is one of the most highly-accomplished Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and has extensive experience in various spinal disorders, including degenerative conditions, spinal trauma, infection, and deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. Before recommending any surgery, he first evaluates the patient’s medical history and examines their health to determine the best treatment approach for their spinal condition. If you are looking for spinal treatment or a second-thought to choosing a specific spinal surgery, book your appointment with Dr Akhil Tawari, and he shall guide you towards the most-effective and safest spinal surgery and treatments.