In an unique surgery performed by Spine Specialist Dr. Priyesh Dhoke, at Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur on Cops cervical spine for slip disc with Minimal Invasive Microendoscopic system put him back on his feet within four hours of surgery.
The 55 year old cop was suffering from severe pain in neck and left hand.and was facing extreme difficulties to perform daily activities and unable to perform his duties as a responsible police.
Dr Priyesh Dhoke,Senior Spine Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospital explains that this is a condition of prolapse intervertebral disc (slip disc) in neck with compression of nerves going to hand,a condition similar to slip disc in back with leg pain. His MRI scan was diagnostic. Despite of medical management for one month as there was no relief in disability surgery was planned.
We planned Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery in his neck with METRx Tubular Microendoscopic system (Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, INC).“The traditional surgery for this ailment needs a long and complex surgery with long rehabilitation period. So we conducted microscopic cervical neck surgery on him. This is a latest and highly skilled technique in which we make a very small incision in the skin and perform the surgery with special tube system”, informed Dr. Priyesh Dhoke.
“The incision was only two centimeters and the best part is that the patient started walking four hours after surgery. We were also able to discharge him within two days of surgery”.His pain was gone and activities improved so fast that he joined his duties as a police person within 10 days, he added
Dr Priyesh Dhoke adds, Minimally Invasive surgeries have high benefits over traditional surgeries. This allows the patients to get discharged early, leaves minimum scar and patients can resume regular life in a very less time span. It also has less blood loss from surgery, reduced risk of muscle damage, since less or no cutting of the muscle is required and diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.