Our work and procedures on patients under local anesthesia alone allowed us to gain insight into the real causes of back pain. Conventional doctors and surgeons, on the other hand, those who work on patients under general anesthesia, have a relatively poor understanding of the mechanisms and sources of pain.
Faster and safer
Providing increased safety for both the patient and the surgeon, the application of local anesthesia enables patient feedback, which leads to better diagnosis as well as better targeted and more precise surgery. At the same time, we avoid nerve damage, which is much more likely when the patient is under general anesthesia.
Greater diagnostic accuracy and more precise treatment of the source of pain showed encouraging clinical results in at least 80% of patients, examined two to four years later. In addition, rehabilitation and return to work in 2-6 weeks is five to ten times faster than with traditional surgery. (reference: Dr. Martin Knight, The Spinal Foundation, University of Manchester, United Kingdom).
Minimally invasive spine surgery is more selective than traditional open surgery and requires minimal intervention. Moreover, a large number of complications, including stroke, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and infections can be avoided.
Less traumatic for the patient
A small incision of 7.5 millimeters means that there will be at least 10 times less blood loss during the procedure, compared to traditional surgical methods. Also, the destruction of muscles, blood vessels, nerves, tissues, and bones is avoided.
Reduced time and cost
Considering that minimally invasive spine surgery is actually a “daytime surgery”, this means 5-10 times shorter hospitalization than with traditional surgical methods. The cost itself is significantly reduced because there is no need for metal implants, long-term sick leave, and spa stays. Also, patients recover much more quickly and are able to return to daily activities and work sooner.
More conditions and diagnoses to treat
Minimally invasive spine surgery enables access to and treatment of certain conditions and diseases that could not be treated surgically before. The development of new technologies makes it possible to treat all spine diseases with minimally invasive techniques, regardless of the patient’s age and comorbidity.
Our minimally invasive surgical (“keyhole”) techniques cause much less blood loss. At the same time, minimal manipulation of the tissue and spine functions means a shorter operation and a quicker recovery than with traditional open spine surgery.