Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery of the Neck and Back
Minimally invasive spinal surgery is the medical term for “keyhole” surgical treatment. It is performed with the use of an endoscope. This device has a light so the surgeon can take a look inside hollow spaces in the body. It is inserted through tiny (half-inch) incisions. The endoscope is also hooked to a miniature video camera which projects an “inside” picture of the patient’s body in television screens inside the operating room. Small surgical implements may be put in through additional half-inch cuts.
Benefits for Patients
This methodology is less painful. The patient is assured of speedy recovery and are required to stay in the hospital for a shorter duration. It also looks more pleasant compared to ordinary surgical operations.
Conditions Treated with Such Technique
The conditions that can be treated using minimally invasive surgery include low back pain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, severe scoliosis, and Spondylolisthesis.