Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery successfully treats the whole spectrum of spinal discanomalies with minimal muscle damage, minimum blood loss and minimal recovery time. Vimhans PrimaMed is one of the leading hospitals in India with highly educated and experienced spine surgeons who are trained in doing minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. Minimally invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is commonly performed through a very small incision, with the help of the endoscopic instruments and techniques having a clear view of the internal organs of the human body.

One or more minor incisions, generally 4 mm are made, through which specially designed instruments and excellent video transmitting machines are inserted. The muscles of the back or neck are moved from their spinal connections to make ample space for the surgeons to place the rods, screws, and bone grafts, etc. When it comes to spine surgery, procedures of today hardly resemble to those of the past. Only a decade ago if you had back surgery, you could expect at least one week in the hospital and a whole year of recovery before returning to your normal activities or way of life.

Our highly trained experts and surgeons perform advanced minimally invasive spine surgery. We can treat and repair herniated discs and correct spinal deformities like scoliosis and perform spinal fusion for degenerative discs with minimal pain and discomfort. The majority of patients can walk the very day of surgery and leave the hospital with the following day.

Minimally invasive Spine Surgery is also known Minimal Access Spine Surgery or Endoscopic/ Keyhole Spine Surgery. The prime goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is to stabilize vertebrae and decompress the pinched nerves to eliminate painful symptoms and ease pain by decreasing the pressure on nerves caused by herniated discs, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or tumors.

Indications for MIS

The common conditions causing back or neck pain that can be treated by minimally invasive spine surgery includes:

Spinal deformities (scoliosis)
Spinal infections
Spinal instability
Herniated disc
Lumbar spinal stenosis
Degenerative disc disease
Vertebral compression fractures
Spinal Tumours

Treatment options:

Surgery is in most cases the last resort and is advised to patients in whom symptoms have not settled through medication, injections and physiotherapy. The aim of the surgery is to eliminate the prolapsed part of the disc releasing pressure from the spinal cord. Different techniques of herniated disc surgery include:

Discectomy- it removes herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinalcord.

Percutaneous discectomy- This procedure is used for bulging discs and discs that havenot ruptured into the spinal canal.

Laminotomyand laminectomy- ‘'Laminotomy'' eleminates a portion of the thin part ofthe vertebrae that forms a protective arch above the spinal cord. ‘'Laminectomy'' eliminates the lamina on selected vertebrae and may also remove thickened tissue narrowing the spinal canal.

Minimally Invasive Spinal (MIS) Fusion – This spinal surgery is commonly performedto remove the lamina and the disc with introduction of the graft to fuse the vertebrae. The surgery can be carried out using both the anterior or posterior approaches.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Small incision
Less blood loss
Small surgical scars
Reduced Hospital Stay
Less trauma to the body
Less post-operative pain
Shorter hospitalization
Lower infection rate
And, quicker recovery