Traditionally, back surgeries are done as open procedures, meaning that the entire area being operated on is opened with a long incision so the surgeon can view and access the spine.
However, advances in spine surgery have made it possible for doctors to effectively operate using smaller incisions. This kind of procedure is called minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS).
The biggest benefits of the minimally invasive procedure are less time in the hospital, shorter recovery time, and less pain!
In minimally invasive surgery, a spine surgeon makes one or more small incisions (about ½ inch each) through your skin. A small metal tube or endoscope is placed through the incision to allow the surgeon to work through a smaller operative field. Working through smaller incisions causes much less damage to muscles and soft tissues than a single long incision.
Mr Rajesh is skillful practitioner of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). He firmly believes in minimal tissue dissection, faster recovery, and early return to normal activities of daily living.
Feel free to talk to the expert spine surgeon in London, Dr Mangattil Rajesh. He listens patiently and will answer all your questions.