What is Endoscopic Spine Surgery?
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is an up-and-coming technique that will change how traditional spine surgery is performed. It involves an incision of roughly the size of a two rupee coin in the back through which a narrow tube is inserted to access the problematic area of the spinal disk. This approach helps prevent excess damage to the musculature of the back and is therefore beneficial over ‘traditional’ approaches. The endoscopic procedure involves use of specialized video cameras and instruments which are gently glided into the tube inserted through the incision. Dr. Varun Agarwal has established Keshlata Hospital, Bareilly, the first endoscopic center in Bareilly and is an expert at performing endoscopic spine surgery. Any questions you may have have been answered below. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us..
How is Endoscopic Spine Surgery better?
Since endoscopic surgery is performed through a small tube inserted through the back muscles, there is less damage to the muscles. The hole surgery is viewed through a small video camera which gives the surgeon great precision. Advantages include:
* Less post-operative pain
* Quicker recovery after the surgery
* Reduced Blood loss during the surgery
* Less damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around your spine
* Smaller surgical incisions on your skin (Better cosmetically)
* Less scarring of tissue
* Improved function of muscles after surgery
Hence, Dr. Varun Agarwal recommends that you opt for these surgeries whenever possible. He is an expert in Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgery and has even established the first endoscopic spine center in Bareilly. To know more click here to contact us.
Two types of emerging endoscopic surgeries include:
Endoscopic Discectomy Endoscopic Surgery is a state-of-the-art procedure which has recently been developed and is performed by experienced spine surgeons. Dr. Varun Agarwal is a expert endoscopic spine surgeon and has established the first endoscopic spine clinic in Mumbai. Endoscopic discectomy is a procedure which involves insertion of a small guide wire in the back through a very small incision. A sleeve is put on this guide wire through which the surgeon can access the injured disk and remove the herniated part. The advantage of this procedure is that the post-operative recovery is less, pain after the operation is lesser and the patient even gets to go home the same day. However, depending on the severity of your condition, endoscopic surgery could not be an option for you. To know more about Dr. Varun Agarwal expertise in endoscopic surgery, please visit our page dedicated to it here.
This minimally invasive procedure is similar to endoscopic discectomy and Dr. Varun Agarwal is an expert at endoscopic foraminotomy surgery. It involves insertion of a guide wire through a small incision from your back. This guide wire is used as for assistance for insertion of the endoscope through which the foramen is enlarged. This technique is mainly used for cases in which the patient is suffering from spinal stenosis and is for relieving pressure off of spinal nerves. Endoscopic Surgery is a next-geeration procedure that is only performed by experts in spine surgery. For patients, endoscopic surgery is very beneficial as it involves a faster recovery time, less post-operative pain and the patient might even go back home in a few hours.