Spine surgery remains one of the most challenging branches of orthopaedic surgery. It has advanced dramatically in the last 10 years. We have a dedicated Spine Unit which specialises in the surgical and non-surgical management of various problems of the spine. Surgeries are done for
- Degenerative disorders of cervical and lumbar spine
- Fractures of cervical, dorsal and lumbar spine
- Infections in the spine
- Nerve root blocks for pain management
- Spinal Tumours
Dr. Ravish Patel is a specially trained spine surgeon who heads our Spine unit. We have expert physiotherapists who have trained in spinal rehabilitation, which is a particularly important tool in the non-operative management of spinal disorders. A lot of surgeries can be avoided with proper rehabilitation and care.
Special emphasis is given on diagnosis and examination of spinal problems. This ensures the patient can be offered the best management protocol. A dedicated physiotherapy team also works on the patient and this enables to avoid surgery in certain group of patients. It also ensures fast and painfree post surgery rehabilitation. A team of orthopaedic surgeon, spine surgeon and physiotherapist often discuss management of complicated cases which ensures customised treatment for the Patient.
Our Centre performs minimally invasive surgery and special image intensifier guided nerve root blocks. This has reduced blood loss and gives excellent result. Patient can be discharged in one or two days after the surgery. The cutting edge technology means that the patient can get back to normal activities at a much earlier date than after conventional surgeries.
High end anaesthesia equipment and our expert anesthesia team ensure that spinal surgeries have become very safe and predictable. Complications of General anaesthesia have reduced tremendously and that means that the patient can walk a few hours after the surgery.
On an average, around seventy five spinal surgeries are done in a year. Around fifty pain management procedures are also performed annually.