Spine

Spine

The Ortho Spine Surgery department at PREETHI Hospital and Research Centre is committed to provide highly advanced diagnostic and surgical treatment for patients suffering from disorders of the spine. The Hospital has full time spine surgeons providing round-the-clock services. With cutting-edge technology and clinical expertise encompassing the full spectrum of spine care, this department provides quality services keeping in-line with international standards.

Our multidisciplinary team of spine surgeons, physical therapists and nurses deliver surgical treatment and physical therapy that is customised for each patient, keeping in mind the ultimate goal. To reduce pain, improve functionality and thereby improve the patient’s quality of life: Exclusive spine surgery department at Preethi Hospital, is first of its kind in this part of the state. Since then the Department has grown in leeps and bounds and has served people with spine ailments from all walks of life

Technology & Infrastructure

The Ortho Spine Surgery department at Preethi Hospital and Research Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art, fully integrated operating rooms. In addition to this, we also have:

  • Complete range of rehabilitation facilities and modalities for non-operative care for spinal disorders
  • Rehabilitation for spinal cord injury and spine trauma
  • Specialised ICU for post operative care
  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Facility for day-care spine surgery.

Facilities & Services

  • A team of well qualified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons giving round the clock spine care to the patients
  • Dedicated spine operation theatres fully equipped with operating microscope, C- Arm fluoroscopy and well trained staff nurses
  • Fully equipped 50 bedded Intensive Care Unit to cater the needs of high risk and critically injured spine patients
  • Round the clock availability of Orthopaedic surgeons, general surgeons, neurosurgeons and Anesthesist / Intensivist to take care of polytrauma patients
  • Minimally invasive spine surgeries such as Microlumbar discectomy, Percutaneous Pedicle screw fixation and Vertebroplasty are routinely done
  • Physiotherapy unit with experienced therapist for spine rehabilitation
  • In house CT scan and Digital X – Ray facilities are available round the clock
  • Poor and needy patients are offered free surgical treatment under the Chief minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Schemes and all major insurances are accepted
  • Day care and Medical Insurance claimed cashless surgeries are done routinely

The department offers treatment for a number of spine conditions including Low back pain, disc disease, Lumbar canal stenosis, Disc herniation, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Cord injury, Infections (including Tuberculosis), Tumours and Metastases and Deformity (e.g. Scoliosis) of the spine.

Few of the procedures performed include:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Instrumented Spinal Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Craniovertebral Spine Surgery
  • Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Image-guided interventional spinal procedures (e.g. Epidural Injections)
  • Non-operative care for spinal deformities (Bracing, casting)
  • Spinal Rehabilitation.

Speciality Clinics:

  • Back Pain Clinic with focus on holistic management of back and neck pain without surgery
  • Scoliosis Clinic for treatment of patients with Spinal deformities.

Procedures

Microlumbar discectomy
Microdiscectomy, also called Microlumbar Discectomy (MLD), is performed for patients with a painful lumbar herniated disc. The operation consists of removing a portion of the intervertebral disc, the herniated or protruding portion that is compressing the traversing spinal nerve root.

SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one vertebra ‘slips’ on another vertebra causing instability resulting in back pain or leg pain or both. The situation might needs surgery in the event of failure of conservative line of treatment.

FRACTURES OF SPINE

Trauma to the spine can cause severe spinal instability, disabling deformity, weakness in the limbs and bladder / bowel incontinence. While a subset of these cases can be managed with bracing and medical management, surgical stabilization plays a role in unstable situations.
CERVICAL FRACTURES
THORACO-LUMBAR FRACTURES

CERVICAL MYELOPATHY

This condition causes gradual weakness, spasticity & inco-ordination in the limbs as well as urinary & bowel incontinence due to progressive degenerative changes (wear & tear) in the cervical spine. The condition needs urgent surgery that involves decompression and stabilization.

Spinal infections

Deformity corrections

The spinal column bends from side to side and primarily causes a cosmetic deformity. The condition needs corrective surgery with modern instrumentation if it gets progressive.

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures can be extremely painful and may not heal inspite of the best non-surgical treatment modalities. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a revolutionary technique by which cement is injected into the fractured vertebra using a 1 cm keyhole. The cement provides strength to the bone and the results of this minimally invasive procedure that is done under local anaesthesia is more than 90%.

Tumour

About 80% of spinal tumours are metastatic (spread from some other region such as the breast, lungs, kidney etc). Surgical treatment to excise the tumour, decompress the canal and reconstruct the spine with modern inventory is indicated in unstable situations.
MENINGIOMA
OSTEOBLOASTOMA

Consultants

Spine
Dr.R.Sivakumar
M.S.Ortho.,D.Ortho
Spine
Prof. Dr. M. Gulam Mohideen
M.S.Ortho.,D.Ortho
Spine
Dr.V.N.Sudeep Kumar
M.S.Ortho
Spine
Dr.T.Vinoth
M. S. Ortho
Spine
Dr.BharatKumar R.J
M. S. ORTHO