Is a safe spinal spine surgery, with superior clinical outcomes in complex spinal problems. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is performed through multiple ports. Specialized instruments and equipment are required to perform the surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery was developed to treat spine problems with less injury to the muscles and other normal structures in the spine. It also helps the surgeon to see only the location where the problem exists in the spine.

Spine surgeries are done using cutting-edge technology and specialized instruments to accomplish the same clinical outcomes as traditional open surgery through a less traumatic approach.  uOur hospital performs the full range of spinal procedures from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), to major spine surgery procedures.

Minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative conditions such as:

  • Back pain (lumbar pain)
  • Neck pain (cervical pain)
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs/Disc Prolapse
  • Spinal stenosis/narrowing of spinal canal
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spine fractures
  • Infection
  • Tumours

Benefits of MIS as compared to conventional surgery:

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions (sometimes as small as 2 centimetres)
  • Less blood loss from surgery.
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage since less or no cutting of the muscle is required.
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required

Recovery period after MIS:

Usually patient will be able to return to routine activities in about 6 weeks. During the first 6 weeks after surgery, activities are restricted. Depending on the type of surgery, within that 6-week period, most patients begin an organized physical therapy program to build flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Physical therapy is an important component of a rapid recovery. This is individualized to the patient, but in most cases, physical therapy started 2 weeks after surgery, depending on the surgery performed and the patient’s overall condition.

Typically, the patient will have no restrictions on their activity immediately following the surgery, and the success rate is 90 to 95%. Most back patients will never need surgery.