At Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Spine Surgeries we offer various surgeries and procedures, such as laminectomy, discectomy, and lumbar puncture. Vimhans PrimaMed is one of the leading hospitals for spine surgeryperforming major and complex spine surgery. Our multidisciplinary team of qualified spine surgeons, anaesthetists, and pain specialists help restoring and preserving the spine functions by managing diseases of both non-operative and operative treatment modalities.

We at Vimhans PrimaMed perform full range of spinal surgeries using advanced surgical techniques like minimally invasive procedures and complex spinal reconstructions.

Procedures

Discectomy

Discectomy is a surgical procedure for removing the damaged portion of a herniated disk in the spine. A herniated disk may irritate or compress surrounding nerves and cause pain, numbness or weakness. These symptoms may affect the neck or back or may radiate down the arms or legs.

Discectomy works best on radiating symptoms. It is less helpful for actual back pain or neck pain. The majority of people experiencing back pain or neck pain find relief with more-conservative treatments, such as pain medications or physical therapy.

Your physician may recommend discectomy if:

Your are facing trouble standing or walking due to nerve weakness
Traditional treatments like medications or physical therapy fail to respond to the symptoms
Pain radiating into your legs, arms, buttocks, or chest becomes unbearable.

Laminectomy

Laminectomy is a surgery for creating space by removing the lamina — the back part of the vertebra covering the spinal canal. The surgery is also known as decompression surgery. Laminectomy enlarges the spinal canal to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

This pressure is commonly caused by bony overgrowths within the spinal canal that may occur in people having arthritis in their spines.

Your Physician may advise laminectomy, if:

Conservative treatments fail to improve your symptoms
You are experiencing numbness or muscle weakness that makes standing difficult
You face loss of bowel or bladder control

Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar puncture or spinal tap is done in the lower back, in the lumbar region. During the procedure, a needle is inserted between vertebrae (two lumbar bones) for removing a sample of cerebrospinal fluid — the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain to protect them from injury.

It may be performed for:

Measuring the pressure of cerebrospinal fluid
Collecting cerebrospinal fluid for lab analysis
Injecting chemotherapy drugs, spinal anesthetics or other medications

Information collected from a lumbar puncture may help diagnose:

Bleeding around the brain
Serious bacteria, fungal and viral infections, including encephalitis, meningitis, and syphilis
Certain cancers involving the spine cord and brain

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is surgery for permanently connecting two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.

Spinal fusion includes the techniques that are designed to mimic the normal healing process of the broken bones. During the spinal fusion, the surgeon places bone or a bone-like material within the space between two spinal vertebrae. Screws, metal plates, and rods may be used in order to hold the vertebrae together, so that they can heal into one solid unit.

Spinal fusion may be opted for treating the following spine problems:

Deformities of the Spine- It can correct spinal deformities, such as scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) or kyphosis (abnormal rounding of the upper spine).

Spondylolisthesis- In this spinal disease, one vertebra slips forward and onto the vertebra below it. Spinal fusion can be used in case the condition causes severe back pain or nerve crowding that causes led pain or numbness.

Herniated Disk- Spinal fusion can be used for stabilizing the spine following removal of a damaged disc.

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