10 Essential Insights: Endoscopic Spine Surgery at MGM Healthcare Chennai

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  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery is revolutionizing spinal care with its minimally invasive approach. Using small incisions and a tiny camera, this technique allows surgeons to operate on the spine with unprecedented precision. The benefits are substantial: faster recovery, less pain, and reduced risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery.

    MGM Healthcare Chennai, a leading multi-specialty hospital in Chennai, is at the forefront of this innovation. Renowned for its advanced technology, particularly in spine surgery, the hospital has fully embraced Endoscopic Spine Surgery. Their expert spine surgeons use these advanced methods to treat a wide range of spinal conditions, from herniated discs to degenerative diseases.

    In this blog post, we’re diving deep into the world of Endoscopic Spine Surgery at MGM Healthcare Chennai. We’ll explore 10 Essential Insights about Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

10 Essential Insights about Endoscopic Spine Surgery

  • ESS is a revolutionary, ultra-minimally invasive procedure that effectively alleviates chronic low back and leg pain.

  • This advanced technique uses an HD camera attached to an endoscope,which is inserted through a mere ¼ inch incision in the skin, to precisely target the pain generators around the spine.

  • ESS acts as a viable tool for spine surgeons, guiding them to unparalleled precision and accuracy, making it a game-changer in the field.

  • Conditions that can be treated by Endoscopic Spine Surgery

    • Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of spaces within the spinal canal, leading to pain and nerve issues.
    • Bulging or herniated disks: Discs that push out of their normal space, causing pain and nerve compression.
    • Sciatica: Pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve radiating towards the lower back.
    • Foraminal Stenosis: Narrowing of the openings (foramina) where nerve roots exit the spine, potentially causing nerve compression and pain.
    • Facet Joint Syndrome: Degeneration or inflammation of the facet joints in the spine, resulting in back pain and stiffness.
    • Chronic Low Back Pain: Persistent pain in the lower back lasting for more than three months, often without a clear underlying cause.
    • Disc Tears: Small tears in the outer layer of spinal discs, which can cause pain and lead to disc degeneration.
    • Degenerative Disc Disease: Gradual deterioration of the spinal discs, causing chronic pain, stiffness, and reduced movements.
  • ESS offers less collateral damage to the surrounding tissues ensuring a swifter recovery and faster return to daily activities.

  • Patients benefit from minimal scarring, reduced post-operative pain and decreased need for pain medications.

  • With an incision of 7 mm to 8mm and a size of just ¼ inch, ESS minimises both internal scarring and skin incision mark.

  • ESS maintains muscle and spine integrity.

  • ESS offers a viable alternative to spine fusion for selective patients.

  • The procedure is done predominantly under general anaesthesia , with selective patients undergoing it under local anaesthesia and patients are discharged once the anaesthesia wears off.

  • The Department of spine surgery, led by Dr Karunakaran,Director and Senior Consultant, a renowned minimally invasive spine surgeon is dedicated to enhancing your overall spinal health.

    Call us at 044 4524 2424 for a personalized consultation.

    Reviewed by
    Dr Karunakaran
    Director and Senior Consultant
    Department of Spine Surgery