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Spine Key Hole Surgery- Explained!


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. 

was also graded as the Best Orthopaedic Hospital in South India by Economic Times 2021. The

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. 

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