Hyderabad: Undergoing surgeries for chronic back pain, disc prolapse and other ailments related to the spine is a traumatic experience for patients. However, thanks to innovation, the results from minimally invasive spinal procedures have started to show encouraging results.
To share and learn more about minimally invasive spinal surgeries, Yashoda Hospitals on Friday organised an international workshop on ‘Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery’. According to the hospital officials, this is the first time that such a workshop is being organised in the country.
MD of Yashoda Hospitals, Dr GS Rao said that endoscopic technology had advanced so much that surgeons could now access, visualise and treat spine problems in a far better way than previously.
“Endoscopic spine surgeries have taken minimally invasive surgeries to the next level, giving a new lease of life to patients. It helps patients to recover quickly, less hospital stay and less pain, making it more efficient,” he said.
Senior spine surgeon, Yashoda Hospitals, Dr Sukumar Sura said that full endoscopic spine surgery was unique because of no muscle damage, no bone removal and no ligament violation. Surgery was done through surgical endoscope and there was no blood loss during the procedure.
The workshop was inaugurated by Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swami while specialists in endoscopic spine surgery Dr Said G Osman from US, Dr Mahesha Kanthila from Nangalore, Dr Guntram Krzok (Germany), Dr Bambang Darwono (Indonesia) and others were present.