Different Types of Spine Surgery

Posted June 13th,2022 by Cura Hospitals

Spine may get injured due to various reasons like trauma, structural anomalies, sports injury, ageing and improper body mechanics. All these conditions require special treatment. Often a sheer fall from stairs and high places results in severe back pain that trouble people throughout their lives. There may be other reasons that attribute to back pain. But whatever may be the cause all spine problems need to be addressed properly. With proper treatment and medical guidance all sorts of spine ailments can be cured and the patients can get back their normal life style and carry on with the desired physical activities.

Doctors recommend spine surgery judging the severity and condition of the spine problem. In case of herniated disc, scoliosis, or spinal Stenosis surgery is highly recommended. Spine surgery can be open and minimally invasive type.

Open Spinal Surgery: During open spinal surgery, the surgeon opens the operative site with a large incision and can view the entire spinal anatomy.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: With advanced technology, spine surgery is done involving minimally invasive procedures. This procedure entails a small incision on the affected region and reduces the intra-operative manipulation of soft tissues. Thus the procedure curtails the duration of surgery and quickens the recovery process. The patients feel less pain also.

Different types of spine surgery are as follows:

  1. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  2. Spinal Laminectomy/spinal decompression
  3. Discectomy
  4. Foraminotomy
  5. Nucleoplasty or plasma disc decompression
  6. Spinal fusion
  7. Artificial disc replacement

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: These procedures involve the repair compression fractures of the vertebrae due to osteoporosis.

Spinal Laminectomy/spinal decompression: This is done to improve the condition caused by spinal Stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal resulting in pain, numbness or weakness.

Discectomy: A herniated disc and compressed nerve root or the spinal cord are operated using this procedure.

Foraminotomy: This procedure involves enlargement of the bony hole where a nerve root exits the spinal canal to prevent bulging discs or joints thickened with age from pressing on the nerve.

Nucleoplasty or Plasma Disc Decompression: This is a laser surgery that uses radiofrequency energy to treat low back pain associated with a mildly herniated disc.

Spinal Fusion: During Spinal Fusion the surgeon removes the spinal disc between two or more vertebrae and fuses the adjacent vertebrae using bone grafts or metal devices secured by screws.

Artificial Disc Replacement: To treat severely damaged discs Artificial Disc Replacement procedure is used. This is an alternative procedure of Spinal Fusion.

Spine Surgery at CURA, Bangalore

CURA has already earned a name as the best spine surgery hospital in Bangalore. Its state of the art spine surgery department is equipped with all kinds of modern tools and equipments to carry out all sorts of spine surgery. Our highly advanced radiology department works in coherence with the spine surgery department. Some of the internationally acclaimed and best spine surgeons of the country are attached with the hospital. All the critical spine surgeries are done under their supervision and guidance. The extremely learned and deft doctors are constantly being assisted by the junior doctors, trained nurses and healthcare staffs. By means of their excellence they have given many patients a new lease of life.

About CURA

With a mission to serve people with love and empathy CURA Hospitals started its journey in 2019. Ever since the inception we at CURA have dedicated ourselves to provide the best treatment. Here, you can avail all kinds of treatment facilities under one roof. Our outpatient department is open on all days except Sunday. To fix an appointment with the department specific doctors ring us and avail the best opinion from the highly specialised team of doctors of the best spine surgery hospital in Bangalore.

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