Minimally invasive spine surgery involves performing a surgical procedure to treat a spinal column pathology through a non-aggressive approach that does not involve soft tissue (skin, muscle, and tendon) stress greater than that of The same pathology, with the aim of achieving the same or better outcome, compared to open surgery.
There are different types of minimally invasive techniques. All of them suppose less postoperative pain, a lower bleeding rate during the intervention, a shorter hospital stay and a faster postoperative recovery.
Candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery
Any patient suffering from a spinal column pathology, be it cervical, thoracic or lumbar, is potentially a candidate for a minimally invasive approach. With this type of approach, most of the column pathologies, whether degenerative, traumatic, tumoral or deformative, can be solved.
Recovery and Results of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
In most cases the patient has to follow some guidelines during the first few weeks but can practically lead a normal life, except for some limitations linked to exertion and physical activity. Usually, depending on the pathology, between 6 and 12 weeks after the intervention can redo all kinds of activity.
The short-term results in the great majority of patients are more than satisfactory, being able to walk the day after the intervention and being able to be discharged at home within 3 or 4 days. In the long term the results are favorable.
For more information consult a Neurosurgery specialist .