Everything You Have to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
In all parts of the State of California, there are a number of surgeons who are performing spinal surgeries and other procedure which is connected to a person's back issues but in terms of invasive spinal surgeries, there are only a handful of people who offer this procedure since the very nature of this method along with the equipment it requires is very delicate to handle. If you have to know, minimally invasive spinal surgery is proven to be much safer, and not to mention much faster than the other methods.
In performing the minimal invasive spine surgery, an attending physician will use a small tube which is equipped with a small camera called an endoscope, which is used so that they can see the insides of your back. Although this method has already been around even as early as 1910 and was also used successfully in gall bladder surgeries in the year 1980, the concept of using an endoscope is still new. Watch this video about minimally invasive back surgery!
With the use of the endoscope entering the patient's body through a small incision, it allows the surgeon to see the activities in the patient's spinal cavity with the help of a small TV screen where the equipment is attached to. Aside from granting vision to the surgeon, the endoscope can also move around and use a variety of small surgical instruments from within the spine while the physician observes through the TV screen.
Other kinds of surgeries could result to a longer recovery period, which would mean that that surgery will likely oblige the patient to remain in a hospital for a considerable amount of time since the healing process could take as long as a year since the surgery has been done. The healing process in the minimally invasive surgery is hastened since the minimally invasive surgery will decrease the recovery time of your body to weeks up to months which will also mean that the patient's stay at a hospital will also be shorter compared to a conventional surgery.
Like any type of surgery, risks are inevitable even when undergoing a minimal invasive procedure although as compared to others, these risks are decreased. Common complications during procedures could include infection, blood loss, blood clots, and adverse reactions to the anesthesia but as stated earlier, these risks are all reduced. You may speak to your surgeons if you are still concerned with your well-being so that you may decide to take this procedure with a light heart. Check out this video about minimally invasive neck surgery.