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Minimally invasive spine surgery in Israel

2018
16
Feb
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experts of the center for minimally invasive surgery are highly qualified in the field of spine stabilization and the removal of tumors while reducing pain and damage to surrounding tissue. Israeli doctors use modern devices imaging for treatment planning with high accuracy. These practices reduce surgical risk, pain and prevent complications, maintain muscle functions, reduce skin damage, so patients can recover faster.

Also, no less important advantage is the minimization of the delay of cancer therapy, if the goal of treatment of malignant tumor. Traditional spine surgery usually requires three to four weeks of healing time that could delay radiation therapy or systemic treatment such as chemotherapy and completely relieve the patient from the primary cancer. Minimally invasive spine surgery reduces the healing period, often without any interruption of these procedures, allowing patients to resume or start therapy earlier.

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Minimally invasive techniques of spine surgery at the hospital Assuta

One of the main minimally invasive approaches in the treatment of the spine is microsurgery. This procedure is performed through very small incisions using specialized surgical microscope or endoscope (flexible tube with an attached camera). The microscope allows surgeons the Assuta perform delicate surgeries using small tools.

In some cases, Israeli experts use a tubular retractor. It is a special tool that is inserted through a small incision and acts as a tunnel to part of the spine which needs treatment. The device pushes and holds the muscle to the side so the surgeon can safely perform the intended action. Using the retractor to remove the tumor, a bone or disc material, or insert screws or rods.

to ensure high accuracy of each operation, Assuta surgeons use intraoperative imaging. These methods provide three-dimensional neuronavigation map (algorithm) operations in real time with computer control. This improves the ability of surgeons to remove the target tissue while keeping the surrounding structure intact.

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Neuronavigation is focused on several visualization methods:

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  • fluoroscopy, which continuously updates the actual x-ray image on the monitor, like an x-ray film;
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  • intraoperative CT scanning, which provide three-dimensional visualization during surgery to confirm the location of the tumor and the location of studs, screws or other objects;
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  • intraoperative ultrasound, allowing decompression of neural structures.

Experienced surgeons in the hospital Assuta in Israel performed a percutaneous stabilization of the spine. Traditional approaches require extensive removal of muscle and other tissue from the back. Israeli specialists use fluoroscopy for placement of rods and screws through small incisions and without dissection of the main muscles. Some percutaneous procedures to stabilize the spine include vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty that can be performed on an outpatient basis.

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