Minimal Access Spinal Surgery
Traditionally, spine surgery is an open surgery but with advancement in the medical field, doctors prefer to go for Minimal Access Spinal Surgery or MASS in order to fasten the healing process. The Minimal Access Spinal Surgery is usually conducted in case of herniated lumbar discs and is also referred to as Microdiscectomy surgery. The surgery is performed by making a two-inch incision and inserting a micro video camera to get a proper view of the area followed by insertion of micro instruments for the removal of affected disc material.
Benefits of Minimal Access Spinal Surgery
The benefits of Minimal Access Spinal Surgery involve less pain, trauma and fast recovery. The patient can return to their normal routine within few days of the surgery.
Why should I opt for Minimal Access Spine Surgery?
Spine surgery would have given anyone a chill if it was to be conducted a decade ago. But, with advancement in medical field, the open surgeries are now being replaced with minimal invasive surgeries which involve lesser risk and the recovery time is also faster. In case of spine, a minimal invasive surgery reduces the risk of any damage to surrounding muscles or nerves.
How long is the healing process?
With Minimal Invasive Spine surgery a patient can go home on the very same day or after 1-2 days, depending on the condition of the patient. However, regular check-ups and physiotherapy are mandatory to heal properly.
What are the different types of Spine Surgeries, a doctor may suggest?
- MIS Lumbar Diskectomy: The surgery is conducted in case of a herniated disc in the lower back.
- MIS Lumbar Fusion: The surgery is conducted to implant the graft in order to give the spine a proper movement.
Complications of a Minimal Access Spine Surgery
Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery has minimal risks. A patient may experience following condition in rare cases:
- Pain at graft site
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots