Keyhole Spinal Surgery

Keyhole Spinal Surgery

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For many years, Keyhole Spinal Surgery has been revolutionising spinal surgery by offering a minimally-intensive alternative to treating spinal injuries and problems. The fact that it requires only a tiny cut to allow access to cameras, lights and other surgical instruments means there is minimal damage to soft tissue and bones, and greater accuracy in correcting problems.

Keyhole Spinal Surgery is suitable for a wide range of neck and spinal problems including sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal deformity and other conditions.

Background

Initially, this technique was available for the following three types of surgery:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Foraminotomy
  • Release of Nerve Impingement

With advancements in technology, the development of more innovative tools and high quality research, Keyhole Spinal Surgery is now also undertaken for:

  1. Anterior Spinal Fusion and
  2. Posterior Spinal Fusion.

The two methods above are frequently used to correct spinal deformities in the vertebral column and other spine problems caused by poor body posture.

Keyhole spinal surgery at The London Spine Unit is performed for DIsc degeneration, Spinal Infections, Spinal Fractures and other conditions that require open surgery.

Benefits of Keyhole Spinal Surgery

There are many merits to Keyhole Spinal Surgery as a preferred surgical procedure.

  1. It is minimally invasive.
  2. There is minor dissection of the soft tissue.
  3. During the surgical procedure, bleeding is minimal.
  4. Cases of significant post-operative pain are less likely to be reported.
  5. It can be performed under outpatient appointments also known as Day surgery procedure.
  6. The complication level is less or reduced.

Other spinal conditions that can benefit from the use of this technique include:

  • Paget’s Disease: This is a spinal condition where the spinal cord and the nerve become compressed, thereby causing pain and discomfort to the patient. In treating this disease, an anterior spinal fusion and vertebral replacement is required.
  • Sagittal Misalignment: This is a spinal condition where misalignment of the spine causes compression in the neural region. This causes pain to the lower back and legs. In treating this disease, a lumbar interbody-spinal fusion is required.

At The London Spine unit, Harley Street Hospital we provide patients with a first-class standard of diagnostics, assessment and treatment and have developed a world renown reputation for our successful track record in addressing any spinal problem. You will be looked after by a team of medical practitioners and specialists that carry out the surgery to ensure your experience at our spinal unit is memorable for the right reasons. We are usually able to offer appointments very quickly, often within days or even hours in some cases, so ask us how we can help.

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Specialist Doctors


reza

Mr. Reza Mobasheri FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in  Spinal Surgery

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com


masood

Mr. Masood Shafafy FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Spinal Deformity Surgery.

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com


Dr-Nathalie-Courtois

Dr Nathalie Courtois FRCA

Consultant Spinal Anaesthetist

Specialist in Anaesthesia for Spinal Surgery.

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com


MAkmal

Mr. Mo Akmal MD FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Medical Director of The Spine Unit

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com


Mr-Mo-Ahmed

Mr. Mo Ahmed FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Specialist in Spinal Surgery and previously worked as a consultant in Norway

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com


ahmed

Mr. Ahmed Hussien FRCS

Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Specialist in Neurological disorders affecting the spine. Treats spinal cord problems.

  • +44-844-589-2020
  • medsec@londonspine.com

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This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus

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