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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), a highly advanced spine surgery that has gained momentum in recent years, prevents significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine, involves small incision, resulting in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. Now a days, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.
Q1 How is Minimal invasive spine surgery better than the conventional open spine surgery?
A1. Minimally invasive spine surgery, also referred to as less invasive spine surgery, unlike traditional open spine surgery, entails small incisions, prevents significant damage to the surrounding muscles or other soft tissue around the spine leading to quick recovery, less pain and less bleeding. The spine surgeon uses specialized instruments that help in accessing problem area in spine, through small incisions. It is a more advanced surgical approach.
Q2 What does conventional Open spine surgery involve?
A2 In traditional open spine surgery, the spine surgeon makes a long incision,nearly 5 to 6 inches, and move aside the surrounding muscles in order to have a good view and access of the spine.The spine surgeon is able to remove diseased bones or intervertebral discs and put screws,cages or any bone graft material inside in order to stabilize the spine and encourage healing.This accompanying muscles are retracted for better view of the affected spine area, potenially causes damage to the soft tissue thereby causing more pain and longer recovery time.
Q3. Which spine surgery is Minimal Invasive technique used for?
A3 The Minimal Invasive surgical approach is being used for a wider range of procedures. However, the most common spine surgeries in which it is used, are Decompression and Fusion surgeries.
Q4 What is decompression?
A4 Decompression removes the undue pressure put on the spinal nerves by removing parts of herniated disc or bone.
Q5 What is spinal fusion?
A5 In spinal fusion, the painful spine bones or vertebrae are fused or joined together so that they heal into one single solid bone.
Q6 When is Spine surgery recommended?
A6. The spine surgery is usually recommended when all other non surgical treatment options such as pain killers or physical therapy, have been explored and none of them was able to provide relief in your back symptoms. Also, it is recommended when your spine surgeon is able to figure out the exact cause of your symptoms and pin point the problematic area in your spine such as spinal stenosis or herniated disc.
Q7 What are the advantages of MISS or Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery?
A7. The several advantages of the Minimal invasive Spine Surgery are as follows:
It is, however, important to note that although MISS has several advantages, still there are certain spine problems which MISS technique does not treat effectively. You spine surgeon will guide you well whether in your case it would be an option or not.
Dr Sudhir Dubey
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Fellowship in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA
Institute of Neurosciences
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Director – Neurosurgery & Head - Unit 1 & Neuro Spine Program
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MBBS, MS(Surgery), Mch(Neurosurgery)
Director & Sr. Consultant Neurosurgery
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