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Spine Surgery

Apollo Spectra Hospitals is committed to providing patients with high quality health care services and thereby ensuring faster recovery. One such facility available with us is for treating patients with spinal misalignments.

Spinal misalignments lead to uncontrolled and severe back pain thus affecting the quality of life of the patients. Short-stay Spine Surgery for back pain allows patients to get discharged within few hours of conducting the procedure.

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Short-stay Spine Surgery procedures available at Apollo Spectra Hospitals:

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Disectomy( PELD)
  • Fully Endoscopic Lumbar Disectomy
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminoplasty
  • Fully Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminoplasty
  • Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody fusion
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty etc.

What is slipped disc?

In a condition like slipped disc, one of the discs lying between two bones of the spine is damaged. The soft cushioning tissue bulge out and presses the nearby nerve. Hence causing severe back pain. The back pain spreads to the buttocks and legs. The patient also experiences numbness and muscle weakness.

If the pain persists for more than six weeks, it is necessary to get a detailed examination done to diagnose slipped disc.

What are the different procedures available for treating slipped disc condition?

  • Laminectomy: A traditional treatment procedure
  • Microdiscestomy: This is referred to as Gold standard
  • PELD: Latest advancement

What is PELD?

It is the technique used for decompression of the disc space of the lumbar and also the removal of bulged soft tissue via the posterolateral approach.
Salient features:

  • This is a minimal invasive technique, hence useful for patients with surgery phobia
  • The patients are on local anaesthesia
  • Conducted on:
    • All age groups
    • Patients with cardiovascular problems
    • Pregnant patients
    • All patients with lumbar levels including L5/S1Dic prolapse

What is Disc Nucleoplasty? 

The bulged soft tissue of the spine is dissolved by utilizing coblation technology. The Nucleoplasty method is used for patients having symptoms associated with contained herniated disc.
Salient features:

  • This is a minimal invasive technique performed on outpatient basis
  • This is a safe and controlled method of removing the bulged tissue
  • Rapid recovery of patients

What is Kyphoplasty?

When one of the bones in the spine cracks or collapses due to osteoporosis, cancer or benign tumors, the spine gets misaligned thus causing severe pain.

Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to repair the fractured vertebrae of the spine there by reducing the pain. It is also referred to as Balloon Kyphoplasty as orthopaedic balloons are used to lift the bone to return to its original anatomical position.
Salient features:

  • This is a minimal invasive technique performed on outpatient basis
  • Reduces or eliminates back pain instantaneously
  • Restores body vertebral body height
  • Restores proper alignment of the spine
  • Reduces further spine fractures
  • Improves mobility
  • Helps in performing daily activities
  • Improves quality of life

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