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Keyhole Spinal Surgery

Keyhole Spinal Surgery

We are the leading experts in Keyhole Spinal Surgery.

For many years, Keyhole Spinal Surgery has been revolutionising spinal surgery by offering a minimally-intensive alternative to treating spinal injuries and problems. The fact that it requires only a tiny cut to allow access to cameras, lights and other surgical instruments means there is minimal damage to soft tissue and bones, and greater accuracy in correcting problems.

Keyhole Spinal Surgery is suitable for a wide range of neck and spinal problems including sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal deformity and other conditions.

Background

Initially, this technique was available for the following three types of surgery:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Foraminotomy
  • Release of Nerve Impingement

With advancements in technology, the development of more innovative tools and high quality research, Keyhole Spinal Surgery is now also undertaken for:

  1. Anterior Spinal Fusion and
  2. Posterior Spinal Fusion.

The two methods above are frequently used to correct spinal deformities in the vertebral column and other spine problems caused by poor body posture.

Keyhole spinal surgery at The London Spine Unit is performed for Disc degeneration, Spinal Infections, Spinal Fractures and other conditions that require open surgery.

Benefits of Keyhole Spinal Surgery

There are many merits to Keyhole Spinal Surgery as a preferred surgical procedure.

  1. It is minimally invasive.
  2. There is minor dissection of the soft tissue.
  3. During the surgical procedure, bleeding is minimal.
  4. Cases of significant post-operative pain are less likely to be reported.
  5. It can be performed under outpatient appointments also known as Day surgery procedure.
  6. The complications are reduced

Other spinal conditions that can benefit from the use of this technique include:

  • Spinal Stenosis This is a spinal condition where the spinal cord and the nerves become compressed, thereby causing pain and discomfort to the patient. In treating this disease some tissue needs to be removed from the spine. Keyhole surgery can be used to treat lumbar and cervical spinal stenosis
  • Degenerate Scoliosis: This is a spinal condition where misalignment of the spine causes compression in the neural region. This causes pain to the lower back and legs. In treating this disease, lumbar decompression and stabilisation is usually required. However, targeted decompression using keyhole techniques can be used to treat this condition.

At The London Spine unit, Harley Street Hospital we provide patients with a first-class standard of diagnostics, assessment and treatment and have developed a world renown reputation for our successful track record in addressing any spinal problem. You will be looked after by a team of medical practitioners and specialists that carry out the surgery to ensure your experience at our spinal unit is memorable for the right reasons. We are usually able to offer appointments very quickly, often within days or even hours in some cases, so ask us how we can help.

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Treatment of all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function.

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Mr Mo Akmal has developed revolutionary techniques to perform Day Case Spinal Surgery. We avoid traditional General Anaesthetic for all surgery.

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This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus
Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.

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