SPINE SURGERY DEPARTMENT
Spine surgery department poses as forerunners in managing spinal surgery. High performing department carries out high risk spine surgery cases, spinal deformity, microscopic spine surgery and revision spine surgery.
The spine team comprises of two spine consultants, two junior spine consultants, two spine fellows and four post-graduation residents. Clinical excellence is backed by research department, high-tech surgical armamentary including minimal invasive options, high end operating microscopes and specialized spine implants.
All difficult spine surgery cases are dealt with a team approach and possibly that is the success key. Last year 11,758 new patients were seen by the spine department, while 1096 spine surgeries were performed in 2011. As a salient feature, the above number comprised of 84 Kyphoscoliotic deformity correction,72 spinal fractures, more than 350 microscopic lumbar discectomy and 42 revision spinal surgeries.
One of the soft corners of the spine team is their paraplegic rehabilitation. There have been heart-warming stories of patients walking after a successful surgical outcome. No surgical work is complete without efficient physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Sancheti Hospital’s spinal team is backed by physiotherapy department where patients get admitted for paraplegic rehabilitation and further recovery.
One of the new concerns in the spine department is the rising number of Tuberculosis spine cases. It is treated by medicines and if necessary, surgical options. Spine Department at Sancheti Hospital is high performing, academically oriented and a focused towards patient care.
Spine surgery has seen it all !!!
In our initial days of practice we used to see predominantly elderly people with backache coming to spine clinic. But to our surprise we see lots of young people presenting to the clinic these days. This changing trend we see is because of lifestyle modifications happening in our current generation
By life style modifications I mean
- Change in the food habits which encompass fast food and packed food culture. This saves few seconds but deprives our body of essential nutrients and exposes it to harmful preservatives which have carcinogenic potential.
- Lack of exercises, no sunlight exposure, whole day sitting job, bad postures etc.,
NOW WE AS SPINE SPECIALISTS HAVE TO DIVIDE TREATMENT UNDER TWO HEADINGS
To prevent spine problems in young individuals by educating them by conducting lectures, workshops and symposium
To treat patients who have already got spinal problems
Back pain is the most common reason people self-treat and seek medical advice. It is studied to affect approximately three in four individuals during their lifetime. When we talk about back pain we mean pain that originates in the spine anywhere between the upper and lower back.
Treatment for back pain varies from medicines, physiotherapy, spinal injections to surgery.
Majority of the patients get benefitted with non operative treatment. Only a few of them require surgery.
Sancheti Hospital spine surgery department offers a wide range of treatment varying from state of art physio, ergonomics training, postural correction and modified yoga classes, pain management clinic to a complete surgical solutions in all areas of spine.
Different types of back pain.
Is severe but lasts short period of time.
Usually occurs daily. Can be severe occasionally, usually nature of pain is mild, dull aching, increases with activity, reduces with rest.
Back or neck pain pain that travels into leg or arms respectively is considered as radicular pain, especially when it is radiating below the knee and elbow. This suggests compression of a nerve which leads to condition called sciatica in leg and brachialgia in arms
It is common for back pain to be associated with symptoms, as tingling and numbness sensations, weakness, stiffness and occasionally involvement of bowel and bladder sensation which is known as cauda equina syndrome. It is an emergency in spine where the pinched nerve roots have to be freed immediately
Spondylolisthesis-One spinal bone is slipped over the other
Prolapsed intervertebral disc (commonly known as slipped disc)
Osteoporosis in spine (weak bones)
Spinal deformities- Scoliosis and Kyphosis- commonly known as crooked spine
Spinal Infections- Tuberculosis, puogenic, fungal etc.
Spinal Tumours- malignant and benign
The Service – Spine center would serve back/neck or spine pain patients efficiently, provide a comprehensive required surgical or nonsurgical treatment options.
Many people with back problems have found pain relief and other benefits from intervention, but most of the patients wonder if they really need surgery?? neurological deficit after the surgeryâ€¦which is a common thinking. Today,with the advent of techniques,technology,it is really a myth..most of them have a excellent chance of getting better as per their condition.
We offer these services
- Complete non operative solutions – Activity Modification, Diet Control/Medications, Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation.
- Interventional Spine Services – Spine Pain blocks, Percutaneous Biopsies, Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty
- Microlumbar Discectomy
- Lumbar Decmpression
- Posterior Spinal Fusion
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
- Laminoforaminotomy / Fenestration
- Decompression +/-Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation
- MIS Treatment of Adult Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis
- TLIF/PLIF/ALIS Lumbar interbody surgery
- Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion/Lateral Mass Fixation
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Cervical Laminoplasty
- Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and REconstruction
- Anterior Surgery – Trans thoracic / Retroperitoneal
- Posterior Surgery Decompression +/- Stabilisation
- Accicedental spine injury/Osteoporotic Fractures
- Various tumors affect spine, Benign / Malignant
- Pyogenic or Tuberculosis(most common) or any other
- Previously operated / failed back surgery
Our center that has an effective method of managing chronic spine pain patients cost-effectively .
Treatments range from sophisticated diagnostic testing,conservative treatment, interventational pain servis (Spine Pain blocks) to surgeries. The specialists recognise that these treatments and guide the patients accordingly to alleviate pain for better quality of life.