Minimally invasive spine surgery
The treatment of spine conditions implies varied treatment from painkillers to kinetotherapy, to local anaesthetics, minimally invasive surgery or extensive surgery of the spine.
The most spread spine condition is disc herniation at different levels, in decreasing order of frequency: lumbar, cervical and thoracic. Besides disc herniation there are other degenerative conditions: spondylolisthesis, lumbar canal stenosis, scoliosis.
Tumours of the spine are well treated in our hospital: there are tumours of the bone (multiple myeloma and metastasis) or tumours of the nerves (schwannoma or neurinoma), tumours of the sheath of the spinal cord (meningioma) and tumours of the spinal cord (astrocytoma, hemangioblastoma, cavernoma etc). The treatment of these tumours involves special surgical and anaesthetic techniques, and include electrophysiological monitoring.
Spinal trauma can be a debilitating condition and is represented by fractures, luxation or contusion of the spine, part of which need surgery, but also by very painful syndromes (chronic, neuropathic pain) that can be treated in our hospital in the pain clinic.