February, 2021 | Germanten Hospital

Month: February 2021

19 Feb 2021

Non-surgical Treatments for Neck and Back Pain

Living with back and neck pain can be miserable, making it hard to enjoy those little moments in your life. Whether it is the sedentary lifestyle or a normal aging process, there can be many reasons for your back and neck pain. This type of pain can usually be treated through exercises and medications. However, what are you supposed to do if this doesn’t work?

If this is the case for you, you need some highly effective nonsurgical treatments that can help you get rid of the prolonged and severe back and neck pain. At Germanten Hospital, we can treat the following conditions non-operatively:


● Sciatica
● Spondylosis/Hiscs
● Lumbago
● Cervical & Lumbar Spondylosis
● Cervical & Lumbar Disc Prolapsed
● Vertigo
● Facet Arthropathy
● Degenerative Disc Disease
● Spinal Stenosis

Thanks to Germanten’s Research Collaboration with German Hospitals, we are able to be ahead of the other hospitals in the country. Through this partnership, we have access to German-based precision technology that facilitates the use of robotics and computer navigation for performing painless procedures. We have state-of-the-art equipment that ensures that our patients get the highest quality medical standards. Our team is highly trained and experienced in providing you with the best non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain. Here are a few of the Fluoroscopic, Ultrasound, Endoscopic, and CT Guided procedures that are used for back pain and sciatica:


● Balloon Neuroplasty, Selective Nerve Root Blocks & PRF of DRG
● Carpal Tunnel/Suprascapular/Lat. Cut N of Thigh/Inguinal Nerves Blocks
● Celiac Plexus/Splanchnic/Superior Hypogastric/Impar Blocks (RF/Chemical)
● Cervical & Lumbar Discography with Intradiscal Decompression (Hydrocision &
Endoscopic, Stryker Drill Dekompressor Arthrocare coblation, Biacuplasty)

● Facet (Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar) RF Denervation, Facet Joint Blocks
● Intrathecal/Epidural Catheter & Pumps, SCS & Lead Placement
● Lumbar/Cervical/Caudal/Transforaminal Decompression Neuroplasty with
Epidural Adhesiolysis
● Lumbar/Thoracic/T2, T3 Sympathectomy (RF/Chemical)
● Ozonucleolysis (Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar)
● Paravertebral & Psoas Compartment Block
● Piriformis & other Somatic Musculoskeletal Injections & other procedures of your
choice/interest
● SI Joint Block & RF Denervation
● Shoulder, Knee & Joint Blocks
● Stellate Ganglion Sympathectomy (RF/Chemical)
● Trigeminal/ Sphenopalatine/Glossopharyngeal RF/Chemical Blocks
● Vertebroplasty, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Sacroplasty

All the high-quality medical services and a dedicated team of surgeons has made Germanten Hospital a well-known name in the field. In 2019, Times of India graded it as the Best Emerging Orthopedic Hospital. It was also named as the Best Orthopedic Hospital in South India by Economic Times 2021. We also have specialized diagnostic facilities that offer laboratory, pathology, radiology, and imaging services. All the operation theatres have a high-advanced laminar airflow for total infection control. Germanten also offers the highest quality services in terms of postoperative rehabilitation. There are 200+ beds, high advanced ICU and critical care facilities that have a 24 hours anesthesia and critical care team. Here are some other facilities offered at Germanten Hospital that sets it apart from other hospitals:

● BrainLab Navigation system to ensure the precise surgical result
● Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring systems for disc lesion and sciatica surgery
● Microsurgery and fusion procedure under 3D Image intensifier with flat-panel
technology
● Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery using Lasers
● Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD)
● Spinal Endoscopy under local anesthesia

The brilliant orthopedic team at the Germanten Hospital is led by one of the most acclaimed orthopedic surgeons in the country, Dr. Mir Jawad Khan. He does an amazing job in leading the top medical professionals of the orthopedic field at Germanten. His commitment to delivering the best and 20+ years of working experience have earned him quite a reputation in the field. To celebrate his achievements and effort, he was awarded the title of Best Doctor by the ex-CM of Joint Andhra Pradesh & Former Governor Tamilnadu, Shri Roshaiah Garu in 2018. In 2019, he was honoured with the Vaida Ratna Award by the Honourable Health Minister of Telangana, Shree Etala Rajendra.

It’s because of Dr. Jawad’s efforts that Germanten has managed to advance the field of nonsurgical treatments for neck and back pain. Through the combined efforts of the team at the Germanten, patients are able to have a better and happier life. Also, it has helped Germanten become the top specialist hospital in Hyderabad for treating neck and back pain through non-surgical procedures. It offers a wide range of options that ensures that you get the best treatment at an affordable price.

Germanten aims to provide the highest quality of medical treatment for its patients. So, if you are experiencing back and neck pain and want a more substantial treatment than medications and exercise, you can contact the specialists at the Germanten Hospitals.

08 Feb 2021

Spine Key Hole Surgery- Explained!

 Your spine or backbone is one of the most important parts of your body as it provides support
and helps you stand, move, sit, bend, or twist. Shaped like an ‘S’, it extends from the extreme
lower back to the base of the skull and protects the spinal cord injuries. However, sometimes,
because of injuries, infections, tumors, craniovertebral dislocation, or age-related issues, spinal
problems can occur. Some of the most common symptoms of a spine problem are persistent
upper and lower back pain, numbness in the hands and legs, difficulty to stand, sit, or walk, and
pain in the neck.Your spine or backbone is one of the most important parts of your body as it provides
support and helps you stand, move, sit, bend, or twist. Shaped like an ‘S’, it extends from the extreme
lower back to the base of the skull and protects the spinal cord injuries. However, sometimes,
because of injuries, infections, tumors, craniovertebral dislocation, or age-related issues, spinal
problems can occur. Some of the most common symptoms of a spine problem are persistent
upper and lower back pain, numbness in the hands and legs, difficulty to stand, sit, or walk, and
pain in the neck.

Scoliosis or congenital deformity of a spine is a condition in which the spine is abnormally
curved that leads to a physical deformity. The affected person has a curved or bent back and is
unable to stand straight. However, even the most severe case of scoliosis can be corrected
surgically. Some of the conditions that can be treated by Spine Surgeries include:

● Slipped disc/herniated disc
● Spinal stenosis
● Scoliosis/kyphosis
● Sciatica
● Spondylolisthesis
● Degenerative disc disease
● Traumatic disorders
● Phylogenic infections or Tuberculosis (most common) or any other
● Tumors affecting the spine, Benign/Malignant
● Previously operated/failed back surgery

There are two types of spine surgeries – open or conventional and keyhole or minimal access
surgery. Some spinal conditions like tumours and disc problems can be treated using minimally
invasive spine surgery or spine keyhole surgery.

Germanten’s Research Collaboration in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement with
Germany allows them to exchange synergies and get a medical consultation. It helps
them stay ahead of other hospitals in terms of sophisticated equipment and the latest
developments in medical technology. This ensures that Germanten is able to provide the
highest quality standards of healthcare in the country. The team at the hospital is
experienced in delivering the best orthopedic treatment for a wide range of complex
ailments.

 What is Spine Keyhole surgery?

This is a highly advanced spine surgery in which small incisions are made that leads to minimal
damage to the tissues and faster post-surgery recovery. In order to perform this minimally
invasive surgery, the doctor uses special operative tools known as Tubular Retractors that can be
inserted through the small incisions to reach the spinal column. It leads to the creation of a
tunnel-like opening, leading to the area that has to be operated on. The doctor will use the tubular
retractor for holding the muscles open throughout the procedure to ensure less blood loss and
damage to the bones, ligaments, and muscles, as compared to the open surgery. Here are some
other advantages of Spine Keyhole surgery:

● Small surgical incisions
● Minimal blood loss
● Lesser muscle/tissue damage
● Lesser pain
● Fewer complications after the surgery including infection
● Minimal pain killers
● Quicker recovery
● Minimal hospital stays (just 1 or 2 days after the surgery)
● Lower incidence of post-surgery back pain
● Faster return to the normal routine

Spine Keyhole surgery is extremely helpful, especially for elderly patients as it lessens the
associated problems significantly. Also, it is the optimal solution for overweight or obese
patients as it has lesser healing time and they can start walking the next day. 

One of the most common applications of Spine Keyhole surgery is the management of herniated
lumbar disc that is causing sciatic pain. In such cases, patients are discharged on the same day or
the next day after the procedure. However, performing a procedure like this requires specialized
training, advanced surgical skills and state-of-the-art technology. Germanten hospital can help
you with this. 

Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country leads an orthopedic
team at Germanten Hospitals. They ensure that the Spine Keyhole surgery is performed using the
best technology that ensures quick mobility and faster recovery. But, before they decide what
surgery is the best for the patient, a lot of factors must be considered. This includes the physical
and mental health of the patient and their needs. Before the procedure, the patient will be
informed about the aspects of the procedure, cost, expected recovery time, possible
complications, etc.

However, with the experience and specialization of Dr. Jawad, you don’t have to worry about
this. Dr. Jawad has extensive experience of 20+ years in the field of orthopedics, which makes
him the best surgeon for spine keyhole surgery in Hyderabad. He has trained in Germany and has
successfully completed thousands of operations. He was honored as Best Doctor by Shri
Roshaiah Garu (Ex-CM of Joint Andhra Pradesh & Former Governor Tamilnadu) in 2018 and
Vaidya Ratna Award by Shree Etala Rajendra, Honorable Health Minister of Telangana in 2019.
The team will ensure that your case is handled with the utmost commitment. 

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) at Germanten- Making surgeries safer! 

However, with the experience and specialization of Dr. Jawad, you don’t have to worry about
this. Dr. Jawad has extensive experience of 20+ years in the field of orthopedics, which makes
him the best surgeon for spine keyhole surgery in Hyderabad. He has trained in Germany and has
successfully completed thousands of operations. He was honored as Best Doctor by Shri
Roshaiah Garu (Ex-CM of Joint Andhra Pradesh & Former Governor Tamilnadu) in 2018 and
Vaidya Ratna Award by Shree Etala Rajendra, Honorable Health Minister of Telangana in 2019.
The team will ensure that your case is handled with the utmost commitment. 

hospital is known for its specialized diagnostic facilities for radiology, pathology, imaging, and
laboratory. A highly-advanced laminar airflow is in every operation theatre to provide total
infection control. Also, it offers the best postoperative rehabilitation for the patients. The
German-based technology allows the doctors to use robotics and computer navigation for
performing painless procedures. With its highly advanced critical care facilities, 24 hours critical
care, and anesthesia team in the ICU, Germanten Hospital is the to-go facility for healthcare in
the country that offers Advanced Surgical and non Surgical Treatments for back pain.

Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) at Germanten- Making surgeries safer!

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is utilized for the continuous surveillance
of a patient’s nervous system (nerves, spinal cord and parts of the brain) during surgery. The goal
of neurophysiological monitoring is to reduce the risk of iatrogenic damage to the nervous
system, and/or to provide functional guidance to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. It provides an
extra layer of assurance for both the surgeon and the patient. 

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is utilized for the continuous surveillance
of a patient’s nervous system (nerves, spinal cord and parts of the brain) during surgery. The goal
of neurophysiological monitoring is to reduce the risk of iatrogenic damage to the nervous
system, and/or to provide functional guidance to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. It provides an
extra layer of assurance for both the surgeon and the patient. 

Back pain in India is alarming with nearly 60% of the people in India have suffered from low
back pain at some time, especially the elderly. It requires surgical intervention when the pain
does not decrease through conservative treatment or drugs and limits your daily activities. If you
are facing such issues, you can consult the specialists at the Germanten Hospital, the center of
excellence for vertebral surgery and live your life pain-free. 

04 Feb 2021

Thinking of Knee Replacement? Visit Germanten today!

 If your knee is severely damaged by an injury or arthritis, performing simple activities
like walking and climbing stairs can become hard. Even sitting or lying down will make
you feel a lot of pain. In some cases, medications, using walking supports, and changing
activity levels might help relieve some of the pain. But, if it doesn’t work, the last
remaining option is Total Knee Replacement surgery. It can resurface the worn and
damaged surfaces of the knee, providing relief from pain, correct leg deformity, and the
ability to resume normal activities.

Accredited with NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare
Providers, Germanten Hospital is known for its knee replacement procedures, especially
for its safety and same-day walk-in facility. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, 200+
beds, and experienced surgeons who have trained in Germany, it is definitely one of the
best Ortho and Superspeciality hospitals in Hyderabad for surgical procedures. That is
why Germanten was honored with Times Award For Excellence in Joint Replacement
Surgery.

Knee Replacement is a procedure in which the knee bones with worn surfaces are
replaced with a prosthesis. A specialist builds the prosthesis to replicate the movement of
the joint and places them on the knee bones. There are three types of replacement
procedures for the knee:

● Total Knee Replacement – In this procedure, the complete surface of the knee is
replaced with a prosthesis. This includes the kneecap, shin bone’s upper end, and
thigh bone’s lower end.
● Partial Knee Replacement – This procedure involves replacing only the damaged
parts of the knee. The surgeon will remove the damaged tissues and replace them
with man-made implants, known as prostheses. The targeted area can be the inner
side, or outside side, or kneecap.
● Revision Knee Surgery – In this procedure, the old prostheses are removed and
replaced with a new one.

Germanten Hospital is an institute that offers high-quality multispecialty services,
including advanced orthopedics. Knee replacement is just one of the many advanced
orthopedic procedures available at Germanten. Robotics and Navigation Surgeries at
Germanten Hospitals help preserve bone and make accurate implant positioning.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class expertise, it has become number
one in treating orthopedic conditions and performing joint replacement procedures.

Germanten’s Research Collaboration in Orthopedics and Joint Replacement with
Germany allows them to exchange synergies and get a medical consultation. It helps
them stay ahead of other hospitals in terms of sophisticated equipment and the latest
developments in medical technology. This ensures that Germanten is able to provide the
highest quality standards of healthcare in the country. The team at the hospital is
experienced in delivering the best orthopedic treatment for a wide range of complex
ailments.

 The orthopedic team at Germanten Hospital is led by Dr. Mir Jawad Zar Khan, one of the
most acclaimed orthopedic surgeons in India. Their motto in performing knee
replacement procedures is to make the procedure successful while ensuring early
mobility and the fastest recovery. In order to do this, there are a lot of things that must be
taken into consideration including the needs of the patient, their physical as well as
mental health. Before the procedure, the patient is informed regarding all the aspects of
surgery, cost, prognosis, used implants, etc. With the reputation, 20+ years of experience,
and commitment to deliver the best, Dr. Jawad does an excellent job in leading the
orthopedics department of Germanten Hospitals. Dr. Khan was also honored as Best
Doctor by Shri Roshaiah Garu (Ex-CM of Joint Andhra Pradesh & Former Governor
Tamilnadu), in 2018.

He is making rapid strides in the orthopedics and joint replacement field to ensure that he
can provide happiness, hope, and a better life to his patients. Because of his efforts,
Germanten has become the most renowned specialist hospital in Hyderabad for
diagnosing and treating orthopedic conditions. It is known for providing the widest range
of knee replacement procedures in Hyderabad, having an advanced orthopedic unit, and
providing high-quality neuromusculoskeletal healthcare.

The hospital has specialized diagnostic facilities for laboratory, radiology, pathology, and
imaging. The operation theatres have highly-advanced laminar airflow that provides total
infection control. The hospital has the best environment for the patient’s postoperative
rehabilitation. There are highly advanced critical care facilities and ICU with a 24 hours
critical care and anesthesia team. The German-based precision technology allows them to
use computer navigation and robotics for performing painless procedures. The surgery
can be completed in only 25 minutes and the patient can start to walk just 4 hours after
the procedure.

The aim of Germanten Hospital is to provide world-class treatment for orthopedic
conditions to the people of the country at an affordable price. So, the next time you find
yourself having difficulty performing daily activities because of knee pain, book an
appointment with the specialists at the Germanten Hospitals. 

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