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.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery provides patients with an opportunity for effective treatment, allowing them an ultra-fast recovery and, last but not least, minimizing surgically induced lesions. Our team uses a wide range of minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopy with its variants (transnazal, transthoracic, transmuscular, etc.), the operative microscope, the tubular transcutaneous approaches and, last but not least, the infiltrations at all levels of the spine.

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.

Lumbar and cervical disc herniation

Disc herniation is a pathology of the spine characterized by a degeneration of the structure and form of the intervertebral disc, which, through a herniation of its central portion, compresses the nerves or the spinal cord within the vertebral canal.

Vertebral canal stenosis

Vertebral canal stenosis is a degenerative condition of the spine characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal through which the nerves and the spinal cord pass. This condition compresses the spinal nerves and the spinal cord into the cervical and thoracic area and only the spinal nerves in the lumbar region, thus specific signs and symptoms are to be found at the clinical examination of the patient.

Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that treats certain vertebral compression fractures. This type of fracture is very common in people with osteoporosis.

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is the surgical connection of two or more vertebrae, eliminating the movement between them. Spinal fusion involves surgical techniques that mimic natural healing processes of fractured bones. During the spinal fusion, the surgeon will implant osteosynthesis material (screws, rods and cages) in the space between the vertebrae to be connected.