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Introduction to Spine Surgery

Spine surgery caters to pathologies related to the spine, spinal cord and related structures. The spine is a critical part of the human body, responsible for providing structural support, flexibility, and protection to the spinal cord. The spinal cord acts as a conduit between the brain and rest of the body.

Spine-related issues can be categorized as:

    1. Degenerative such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis
    2. Deformities like scoliosis and
    3. Tumors which include vertebral body and spinal cord tumors.

Spine problems can cause significant amount of pain and limit an individual's quality of life.

Symptoms of Spinal Problems

  • Backache
  • Neck pain
  • Leg/hand pain
  • Weakness of the limbs
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Urinary disturbances

Who are Spine Surgeons?

Spine surgeons are trained specialists, neurosurgeons or fellowship trained ortho-spine surgeons, who treat all pathologies related to the spine. While orthopedic surgeons restrict themselves to cases involving deformity and degeneration, neurosurgeon treat all three types of spinal problems: deformities, degenerative and spinal tumors.

Medical Management in Spine Surgery

Not all cases of spine problems require surgery; majority of them can be treated with medication, exercise, and other conservative methods. Spine surgeons are trained in managing spine patients non-surgically.

It is only when the medical management fails or chances of recovery may be minimal that surgery is recommended. While most patients may continue with medical management for years with hopes of future recovery or fear of surgery, it is generally not recommended as the patient continues to live in pain, even with medical management. Moreover, it is not a practical option as the economic cost of medication may overshoot that of surgery.

The good news is that with the recent advancements in medical sciences, spine surgeries have become quite safe nowadays. Hence, surgeries should not be considered as a last resort and can be opted for to maintain the quality of life.

Surgical Management in Spine Surgery

Many people fear that spine surgery will lead to various problems. However, that is hardly the case.

In fact, not getting operated at the right time in case of disease progression, can result in the patient becoming bed-ridden.

In recent years, the field of spine surgery has seen remarkable advancements, with the introduction of minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic spine surgeries. With these advancements, many complex spine surgeries have become a daycare procedure while increasing the safety profile of these surgeries.

Minimally Invasive Techniques in Spine Surgery:

Minimally invasive techniques in spine surgeries make use of endoscopes, tubular retractors and microscopes, thus enabling complex surgeries with smaller incisions, faster recoveries and better outcomes.

What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?

Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat various spinal conditions. Unlike traditional open surgeries, endoscopic procedures involve smaller incisions, reduced muscle damage, and shorter recovery times. This innovative approach utilizes a tiny camera known as an endoscope, which allows the surgeon to visualize the spine and perform precise interventions with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues.

Advantages of Endoscopic Spine Surgery:

    1. Smaller Incisions.
    2. Faster Recovery
    3. Minimal Tissue Damage
    4. Reduced Blood Loss.
    5. Lower Infection Risk
    6. Less post operative pain

Spine Conditions Treated at Yashoda Hospital

We treat all kind of spinal pathologies, providing a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan tailor-made for the needs of each patient, along with pain management. Some of the conditions treated at our centre include, but are not limited to:

  • Herniated Discs & Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis & Cervical spondylosis
  • Spinal Deformities & Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Back & Neck pain

Postoperative Care & Recovery

Recovery from endoscopic spine surgery is generally faster than a traditional open surgery. Some patients might experience certain soreness or discomfort, but with medication, the pain is usually manageable. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises are often recommended to help patients regain strength and mobility.

While most spine surgeries can be done endoscopically, others may require microscopic, minimally invasive, or open techniques for spine surgeries, making them equally relevant.

Spine Surgeries at Yashoda Hospital

We are among one of the few hospitals in Ghaziabad and Delhi NCR providing comprehensive spine treatment and endoscopic spine surgeries to our patients. Our surgeons, with their skills and years of experience, provide the spine treatment in Delhi NCR.

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