Minimally invasive Brain & Spine surgery in Lahore, Pakistan
Minimally invasive surgery is used by neurosurgeons for Brain & Spine surgery, avoiding standard open surgical procedures. State-of-the-art, minimally invasive neuronavigation technology minimizes incisions and often allows surgeons to cosmetically hide scars.
Using cuts of only an inch or less in length, neurosurgeons access the spine using small tools called retractors, which are placed into the small incision and through soft tissues & muscles into the spine. Any bone or disc material removed comes through the retractor, and any devices necessary for fusion procedures – which fuse together painful vertebrae so they heal into a single, solid bone – are also inserted through this space. Since such a small incision is used, the surgeon doesn’t have to move, remove or alter major muscles, normal bone structures, or nerve bundles.
Compared to traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers a lot of advantages. Since it is less invasive, the patient has faster recovery times and can go home in a few days after hospitalization (less than 2 days) Moreover, the patient suffers from less post-operative pain and less scarring. But more importantly, this type of spine surgery reduces the soft tissue damage, particularly on the muscles. This makes the procedure less risky especially when it comes to blood loss and infection.
In Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), Dr. Waqas Mehdi (Asst. Professor Neurosurgery), will access the spinal column while avoiding substantial damage to the surrounding tissue that occurs during open surgery. Patients require much less anesthesia during minimally invasive surgeries or even can be treated with analgesic sedation, so the patient is conscious during surgery and the surgeon is able to see directly the patient’s reaction to possible pain
Advantages of Minimally invasive surgery:
- Quick Recovery: Minimally invasive spine surgery speeds up recovery time due to smaller incisions and less blood loss. Many patients are able to return back to work within a few weeks.
- Low Infection: Because minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes much smaller incisions compared to traditional surgery, the chances of infection or other complications are lowered.
- Less Pain: Patients undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery report experiencing less pain than traditional surgery because their muscles and other anatomy are less disturbed.
- Less Traumatic: Minimally invasive spine surgery minimizes damage and tearing of the muscle and ligaments surrounding the spine, reducing patient trauma levels and improving the surgical experience.
- Less Scars: Open spine surgeries typically leave noticeable scars on the back. Minimally invasive spine surgery, on the other hand, significantly cuts down on scarring and other tissue damage.