PANAGIOTIS I. KYRIAKOGONAS
MILITARY DOCTOR - NEUROSURGEON
Neurosurgical Department - 417 NIMTS
Scientific Associate at “IASO GenerAL“
37 Karneadou Str, Kolonaki Athens
Tel. +30 215 5257974 | Mob. +30 6974 121244
NIMTS Tel. +30 210 7288324
￼ΜINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
The term minimally invasive spine surgery is used to describe a surgical technique where the surgeon uses small incisions with limited muscle retraction and soft tissue damage. As a result, the patient is mobilized more quickly with less post-op pain and the duration of the pa- tient ́s hospitalization is shorter.
The most commonly used minimal invasive spine techniques include:
Percutaneous posterolateral fusion.
Percutaneous 360ο fusion. It is performed in the same way with the percutaneous posterolateral fusion with the addition of a tubular retractor in order to insert the interspace cage.
Blood loss is minimum (10-20cm) and the duration of the surgery varies from 40 to 120 minutes, depending on the condition and type of method. The patients are mobilized a few hours later or the next day (case dependable) and then they are discharged home.
It is of paramount importance to state that in order to have a favor outcome, it is important to follow the predicted indications regarding the patient selection and the associated course of treatment.
Degenerative spine (Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Stenosis)
Minimal Invasive techniques