When it comes to spine surgery, people are mostly inclined to minimally invasive spine surgery. This is a kind of an endoscopic procedure where the surgeon uses a specialised video camera along with some other instruments to complete the surgical procedure. These instruments are passed through some small incisions from the chest, back or the abdomen and then the surgeon gets access to the spine where the surgery is supposed to be performed.

But not every patient is supposed to be a good candidate for minimally invasive approach when it comes to spine surgery. The surgeon first examines the patient and the situation of deformity, tumours or trauma and then they decide if that can be solved with a minimally invasive technique. 

There are many spine hospitals in Delhi which can perform this minimally invasive spine surgery. What exactly is this surgery? There are certain cases of scoliosis, degenerative discs, spinal column tumours, fractures and infection that may require minimally invasive technique and that can lead to speedy recovery and has a good post-operative outcome. There are different kinds of minimally invasive spine surgery that can be performed by the experienced surgeons.

They are:

Spinal fusion that is mainly performed on degenerative disks
Deformity corrections used to cure scoliosis
Repair of herniated disks through surgery
Decompression of spinal tumours
Repair and stabilization of vertebral compression fractures through this.

What are the benefits of performing a minimally invasive spine surgery?

This particular type of surgery mainly offers a lot of advantages as compared to the open surgery. In case of open surgeries there is necessity of muscle stripping, large incisions, a proper anaesthesia needed. Along with that, one has to stay in a hospital for quite a few days and the post-surgery recovery also takes a lot of time. Here are some major benefits that one can get by undergoing a spine surgery:

There are a few tiny scars instead of one large scar in the body.
There is a shorter hospital stay which is about 7 days.
The pain post operation is also less.
One takes shorter time to recover; may be a couple of months in this case than of a year and one can return to their daily activities and that also include work.
There is also a reduced risk of infection.

When there is a surgical procedure especially in case of a minimally invasive spine surgery, there are certain risks which are general. The major risks that include here are pneumonia, post-operative blood clots in the legs, blood loss during surgery that may require a transfusion and injury in spine that can also lead to paralysis.

In order to prepare for a spine surgery, one has to quit smoking (if one does) and has to stop taking some non-essential medicines or some herbal remedies that can have a reaction with anaesthesia. Once the surgical procedure is over one has to go by the doctor’s prescription to recover as soon as possible.