Endoscopic/ Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgeries are minimally invasive procedures that utilize specialized instruments and advanced imaging technology to treat various spine conditions with smaller incisions and reduced tissue damage compared to traditional open surgeries. At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, our experienced spine surgeons are skilled in performing endoscopic spine surgeries, providing patients with several benefits, including faster recovery times, less pain, and reduced scarring. 

Endoscopic spine surgeries involve the use of a small tube-like instrument with a light source and a camera (endoscope) that is inserted through a small incision in the skin to access the affected area of the spine. The camera provides real-time images, allowing the surgeon to visualize the spine and perform the surgery with precision. Endoscopic spine surgeries can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and nerve impingements. 

Treatment: Endoscopic spine surgeries can be used to perform various procedures, depending on the specific condition and location of the spine. Some common endoscopic spine surgeries performed at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad include: 

  • Endoscopic Discectomy: This procedure involves removing a herniated disc or disc fragments that are compressing the nerves, causing pain and other symptoms. 
  • Endoscopic Foraminotomy: This procedure involves removing bone spurs or other obstructions from the neural foramina, the openings through which nerves exit the spine, to relieve nerve compression. 
  • Endoscopic Facet Rhizotomy: This procedure involves using a laser or other tools to selectively denervate the facet joints, which can help alleviate pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative conditions of the spine. 
  • Endoscopic Spinal Fusion: This procedure involves stabilizing the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together using endoscopic techniques, often with the use of specialized implants. 

Recovery: One of the significant benefits of endoscopic spine surgeries is the faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgeries. Since the incisions are smaller, there is less tissue damage, resulting in less postoperative pain and quicker healing. Most patients can expect to have a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to their normal activities compared to open surgeries. However, the recovery process can vary depending on the individual, the extent of the surgery, and the specific condition being treated. Patients will be provided with postoperative care instructions, including restrictions on activities such as lifting, bending, and twisting, as well as rehabilitation exercises to improve strength and flexibility. 

Endoscopic spine surgeries are advanced and minimally invasive procedures that offer several benefits for patients with various spine conditions. At Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad, our skilled spine surgeons are experienced in performing endoscopic spine surgeries, providing patients with effective treatment options with faster recovery times and improved outcomes. If you are suffering from spine-related pain or discomfort, our expert team can evaluate your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment approach, including endoscopic spine surgery, to help you achieve relief and improve your quality of life.