SPINAL SURGERIES IN MUMBAI
Spinal Micro Decompression / Discectomy:
A microsurgical/ Minimally Invasive Procedure for disc excision results in less post-operative pain and early rehabilitation and discharge from hospital.
Spinal Fixation and Fusion:
Fixation is required to stabilise spine for instability or provide support to a vertebra affected by diseases like infections. e.g. tuberculosis of spine. This can also be done by minimally invasive technique. Navigation guided screw placement makes the surgery safer than routine techniques.
Dynamic Stabilization of Lumbar Spine:
Done in a selected group of patient to preserve motion at the lumbar spine. This implants allow guided motion and can benefit selected group of patients who are otherwise being considered for a fusion surgery.
Spinal Fracture Decompression and Stabilisation:
Treatment of spinal fractures and post-operative rehabilitation is taken care by an expert panel comprising of doctors, physiotherapists, counsellor and a social worker.
Scoliosis means sideways bending of spine. Seen most commonly in school going children (girls more commonly affected), this can give rise to severe cosmetic problems. The spine unit at AHNM is capable of handling both simple and complex deformity cases. A combined team effort makes it safer with better results.
Means bending of spine in forward direction is most commonly caused as a result of spine TB in young children or congenital anomalies. The newer technology makes the surgery safer than before.
Spondylolisthesis Reduction & Fusion:
Spondylolisthesis means slipping of vertebra. Commonly seen in adolescent age group. With the availability of minimally invasive surgery, neuro-navigation and neuro-monitoring the surgery is less painful and safer than before.
Very stiff deformities require a cutting, realignment and stabilisation of the spinal column. The intra operative neuromonitoring reduces the chances of paralysis in such complex surgeries
Anterior thoracolumbar decompression/ fixation:
Our surgeons are well trained in performing anterior spinal (from front) surgeries. Such procedures can be very useful to patients of lumbar Scoliosis where anterior surgery can save vertebral levels preserving flexibility as lesser spinal levels are fused.
Scoliosis in growing children (less than 8 – 10 years) can be treated with guided growth rods. The special spinal implants allow guided growth of spine which is essential to develop child’s lung and chest volume.
Open Biopsy and Fixation for Spinal Infections:
Spinal infections like tuberculosis both in children and adults can be treated at Apollo Hospitals. The frozen section facilities help the surgeons to know the diagnosis on the spot as the tissue gets examined and reported in a few minutes after sample is being taken out. This results in better planning and execution of surgery.
Cervical Disc Replacement:
This is an option to preserve motion at the cervical (neck) vertebra in younger patients. Who otherwise need a fusion/fixation surgery instead of fixing the cervical (neck) spine with screw and plates, the disc can be replaced preserving movement at the surgical level.
Occipito Cervical Surgeries:
Highly complex surgeries at the head neck junction requires utmost care and expertise. With the combined team effort along with safety measures like intra operative neuromonitoring and Neuro-navigation, the surgery is safer than before.
This procedure is done to augment the strength of a osteoporotic fractured spine by inflating a balloon inside the vertebra. This restores height and also reduces chances of cement leakage, significantly one of the most common problem with cement injection.
Spinal Biopsy (Percutaneous & Open):
Percutaneous CT guided biopsy allows the operating surgeon to reach the exact diseased area and get the desired sample for testing. This is usually done on an outpatient basis.