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About CARE Hospitals

With 14 hospitals spread across 6 cities, CARE Hospitals is a regional leader in tertiary care. It is ranked among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains and is driven by the core principle ‘to provide care that people trust’ through cost-effective medical care in more than 30 specialties.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a surgery of the spine in which the incisions made are much smaller than those in traditional surgery. This leads to less damage to the muscles and tissues near the spinal cord and allows for quicker recuperation and a shorter hospital stay. The endoscopic surgical technique uses specialized video cameras and instruments that are passed through a small incision through the back, chest or abdomen for easy access to the spine. It helps reduce the cosmetic effects of standard open surgical procedures that often leave a scar.

Who Needs to Undergo This Procedure?

Not every patient suffering from a spinal issue like spinal tumour or deformity is eligible for minimally invasive spine surgery. To see if you’re a candidate for this approach, you must undergo a full medical evaluation under a specialist at the CARE Hospital. Our panel of doctors are experienced in minimally invasive surgeries, but these are only recommended when all other modes of treatment are exhausted.

Benefits of the Procedure

Minimally invasive spine surgery may help speed up the recovery process due to the minimal damage to muscle and surrounding tissue. This means healing is quicker and the post-surgery pain and discomfort is also significantly reduced, thus helping in improved overall outcome. Shorter hospital stays, less expenses, and minimal scarring are other benefits.

Not all back problems can be fixed by the surgery. Some cases which are eligible for minimally invasive spine surgery include -

  • Fractured vertebra
  • Herniated disc
  • Infection of the spine
  • Kyphosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal column tumours
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis

Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

There are different types of minimally invasive spine surgery, which include:

  • Spinal fusion
  • Deformity corrections
  • Repair of herniated discs
  • Decompression of spinal tumours
  • Repair ad stabilization of vertebral compression fractures

How to Prepare for the Surgery?

There are a few things that need to be kept in mind when you opt for this procedure. A few lifestyle changes need to be made in accordance with the requirements of the body. If you smoke, you need to quit smoking. You must exercise on a regular basis to improve the rate of recovery and stop the intake of any non-essential medications and herbal remedies as they may react with anaesthetics. It is best to consult your doctor and discuss everything beforehand.

Postoperative Care

In most cases, minimally invasive spine surgery will require a hospital stay. The expert doctors at CARE Hospitals are equipped with the best infrastructure and provide round-the-clock care for post-surgery patients. Any pain, infection, or discomfort is dealt promptly. Following spine surgery, you may be required to make lifestyle changes and may also require rehabilitative support. You may have to abstain from activities like driving, exercising and climbing stairs for a few days. It is best to discuss the dos and don’ts with your doctor before you leave the hospital.

Why CARE Hospitals?

CARE Hospitals is recognised as one of the most advanced, all round health care centre in the country, powered by cross functional teams comprising of surgeons, critical acre and emergency medicine specialists. The founding team of CARE Hospitals comprises of medical innovators and pioneers who are passionately driven to make healthcare affordable for all, while ensuring clinical outcomes at par with international standards.

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