SPINE SURGERY

Due to the incredible amount of dedication and efforts of our team, Wachche  Hospital is regarded as one of the best hospitals for a spine surgery in Solapur. It is important to understand that the vertebral column is an important and one of the most complex structure that protects the spinal cord. We at Wachche believe that a healthy spine is equal to a healthy life. However, it is essential to recognize that as we grow older, our spine is more vulnerable to medical problems and complications.

Some of the most common diseases that affect the spine include :

  1. Spina bifida
  2. Spinal disc herniation (slipped disc)
  3. Spondylolisthesis

Apart from the aforementioned diseases, there are other potential factors that also mean a surgery may be essential such as improper posture, accidents, sports injuries, etc.

Although medication and therapy can help patients to a certain extent, if the problems still persists, a spinal surgery is important. The orthopaedic team and neuro surgeons at Wachche Hospital have years of training and experience under their belt. In addition, our team uses the latest equipment and surgical tools to ensure every surgery is carried out with care and precision.

ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY

Single stitch procedure, done under local anesthesia & conscious sedation. Patient can be mobilized as early as 2 hours after the procedure. Procedure done on day care basis with vast majority of the patients sent home within 24 hours of the surgery. It’s a “Targeted Fragmentectomy” meaning only the diseased portion of the Disc is removed and normal ligaments, muscles, vertebrae are unaffected, hence recovery is very fast compared to open or microscopic decompression. Ideally suited for people willing to resume their work early. The procedure is very tolerated by Elderly and diabetic patients which are otherwise unfit to undergo Open spine procedures. It is bloodless surgery with no need for blood transfusion. Hence is both cost and time effective. And has extremely cosmetic results.

MICROSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY

Microscopic spine procedure is another minimally invasive spine surgery. This technique involves a small incision of approximately 3 to 4 cm and unilateral approach to the pathological spinal level. A microscope is the attached over the incision and the rest of the procedure is done under magnification. Even though the procedure involves unilateral approach, bilateral complete decompression can be achieved using the ‘Over the Top’ method of decompression. This procedure is ideally indicated for patients with chronic multi-level disease or patients undergoing revision surgeries.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION

Patients suffering from spinal stenosis who also have varying degree of instability in their spinal segments are the most suited candidate for this procedure. This is 2 step procedure that involves a. Decompression of the Spinal column & b. Stabilization.

Decompression is done just like microscopic Spine surgery using a 3 to 4 cm para-spinal incision and the same incision is used to insert an Interbody fusion device e.g. a PEEK cage, which is then stabilized by using percutaneous screws inserted in the vertebrae. Being microscopic assisted it has all the advantages of the microscope and percutaneous screws make it a really minimally invasive procedure. A patient is typically mobilized on the same day of the procedure and sent home within 48 to 72 hours.

SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY

Normal spine consists of 2 forward (Lordosis) curvatures in one each in neck and lower back and 2 backward (Kyphosis) curvatures one each in chest and hip region. Exaggeration of the natural curves can lead to deformities in spine, Scoliosis is unnatural side to side deformity whereas, Kyphosis is exaggerated front to back deformity.Most common types are Congenital (by-birth) but in rare cases secondary causes like lysthesis, trauma or Arthritis are also responsible for the deformity.

We at Wachche hospital spine unit, use most possible conservative treatment where braces are used to control or revert deformity. And at the right age we use the techniques of Minimally invasive deformity correction, wherein instead of open spine surgery, percutaneous spine implants are place in the deformed vertebra and spinal curvature is brought back to normal. This results in minimum pain, scarring and blood loss.