Endoscopic spine surgery in Dubai at CMC Hospital Dubai
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach to treat a number of spinal conditions. This technique involves the use of an endoscope, a small camera attached to a tube, to visualize the inside of the spine and perform the surgical procedure through small incisions.
Benefits of endoscopic spine surgery:
Minimally invasive – One of the most significant benefits of endoscopic spine surgery is that it is minimally invasive, meaning it causes less tissue damage, less blood loss, and less scarring.
Less postoperative pain
Faster recovery period – Vs traditional open surgery.
Shorter hospital stay – Due to the minimally invasive nature of endoscopic spine surgery, patients typically have shorter hospital stays and can often go home on the same day or the next day.
Less risk of complications – With smaller incisions and less tissue damage, there is a lower risk of infection, blood loss, and other complications associated with traditional open surgery.
Improved accuracy – The use of an endoscope provides a high-definition, three-dimensional view of the surgical site, allowing for greater accuracy and precision during the procedure.
Limitations of endoscopic spine surgery:
Endoscopic spine surgery may not be suitable for certain spinal conditions that require more extensive access to the spinal structures, such as large herniated discs or spinal tumors.
Recovery time for endoscopic spine surgery
Recovery times after endoscopic spine surgery vary from a few weeks to several months depending on the patient’s condition and the extent of the procedure.
The recovery process typically involves:
Pain Management – pain medication to manage post-operative pain.
Physical Therapy – physical therapy to help restore mobility and strength.
Follow ups with your surgeon to monitor the healing progress
Restricted Activities – You will need to avoid certain activities, such as heavy lifting or strenuous exercise, for several weeks after surgery
No, endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive technique with several benefits such as reduced post-operative pain and quicker recovery, however it can't be used for all spine conditions. Other techniques that provide better access to spinal structures maybe more appropriate
Recovery time varies on a case by case basis depending on the complexity. Recovery from endoscopic spine surgery can be from a few weeks to several months.