Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery refers to a range of surgical techniques used to treat various spinal conditions with less disruption to surrounding tissues compared to traditional open surgery. These techniques utilize smaller incisions, specialized instruments, and advanced imaging technology to access the spine and perform surgical procedures.


In minimally invasive spine surgery, surgeons typically use tools such as tubular retractors, endoscopes, or specialized cameras to visualize the surgical site and perform the necessary procedures. This approach allows surgeons to target the affected area of the spine while minimizing damage to muscles, ligaments, and other tissues surrounding the spine.


Minimally invasive spine surgery may be used to treat conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, degenerative disc disease, and spinal deformities. Common procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques include discectomy (removal of a herniated disc), laminectomy (removal of a portion of the vertebral bone), spinal fusion, and spinal decompression.


Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery may include shorter hospital stays, reduced postoperative pain, faster recovery times, and smaller scars compared to traditional open surgery. However, not all spinal conditions or patients are suitable candidates for minimally invasive approaches, and the decision to undergo minimally invasive spine surgery should be made in consultation with a qualified spine surgeon based on individual circumstances and treatment goals.


We at B.P. Poddar Hospital have specialized in the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. One of the common MIS Spine surgery is Tubular Microdiscectomy.

  1. The incision size is less than an inch. The tube used for this case was of 20 cm compared to the popularly used 22 cm. Therefore the incision size was further reduced
  2. We are using the latest generation neuro-microscope with fluorescence-guided imaging that provides a superior field of view ensuring highest precision and accuracy
  3. The patient got admitted in the morning after having breakfast, the OT was conducted around 1 PM. The patient was mobilized by 7PM the same day. He even could walk on his own. Next day morning he was discharged.
  4. In open surgery, where the typical hospital stay is 4-5 days, here, the patient is discharged the next day.
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