GEORGIOS VASTARDIS MD
Chief/Director Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) Clinic
Vassilissis Sofias 71, 115 21 Athens
Mob. +30 6936 922952
The newest endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques promise more effective and superior painless treatment for spinal cure injuries (MISS).
The majority of the population will present at some point in life, problems associated with the vertebral column and which are mainly due to injuries as well as stance, body deformities(scoliosis, kyphosis) and tumors neoplasm. Pain symptoms can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the thigh and the hips.
The timely diagnosis of the problem and the appropriate treatment have better results from an intervention when illness has evolved. That is why we must always ask for the opinion of specialized surgeon of vertebral column.
In the IASO General Hospital, a special clinic of endoscopy & minimally invasive surgery for spinal cord injuries operates, the most modern and minimally invasive surgical techniques are applied to treat spine disorders.
The philosophy of specialized orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in the clinic is based on the minimization of destruction of muscles and other tissues, in order to achieve as safe as possible, painless and quicker recovery.
The minimally invasive surgical techniques are performed transdermally(1cm) with local anesthesia and the use of microtechnics (tiny devices, cameras) under magnification on special screens. In this way bleeding is avoided, the patient may leave the clinic a few hours after surgery, the post operative pain is often null.
Indicatively, we mention some techniques:
Local infusions under X-ray guidance, in the entire length of the vertebral column to avoid pain
Thermal or Chemical sublimation on the center of the intervertebral disc(discoplasty) with laser or special diathermy
Endoscopic techniques(with the use of thin endoscope)
Transdermal techniques instead of classical surgery are appliable or they are also apllied to the vertebrae and for the treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis.