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Minimally invasive neurosurgical operations on the brain, spine and peripheral nerves

Types of operations

Minimally invasive neurosurgical operations on brain structures

Minimally invasive techniques, primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial injuries, open up new possibilities of neurosurgery.

Indications for using a neuro-endoscopy:

  • occlusive hydrocephalus (ventriculostomy)
  • intracranial processes, such as a tumor or cyst
  • an arachnoid cyst or cystic tumor
  • intraventricular hemorrhage and other interventions inside the skull
  • endoscopic neurosurgery of the skull base
  • transsphenoidal pituitary surgery with nasal access

For intracranial interventions, depending on the conditions, both rigid and flexible endoscopes are used. Endoscopes with different directions of vision - 0 °, 30 °, 70 °, and 120 ° - allow you to penetrate deeper into the anatomy of the brain, which was previously impossible with a microscope. This allows for deeper interventions. Some types of such endoscopic operations in brain neurosurgery are listed above.

 

Minimally invasive neurosurgical operations on peripheral nerves

Together with leading neurosurgeons, an instrument was developed for operating the treatment of herniated and protrusion of the intervertebral disc and decompression of peripheral nerves at different levels of the spine, upper and lower extremities. These minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgical procedures have several advantages

With the use of minimally invasive methods of surgical treatment (endoscopic and laser technology), our clinic performs safe operations in severe cases of diseases of the spine (hernia and disc protrusion) and peripheral nerves.

 

Minimally invasive neurosurgical operations on the spine and intervertebral discs

Operation of laser reconstruction for hernia and protrusion of intervertebral discs.

The advantages of surgical treatment of the spine for hernia and protrusion of the intervertebral disc:

  • trauma to the surrounding tissues of the spine and nerves from the intervention is minimal
  • there is no blood loss when accessing the spine and nerves
  • the nerve root is easily visualized with an endoscopic video camera and therefore is not damaged when removing a herniated intervertebral disc
  • the duration of some operations from 14 minutes. (removal of a herniated disc of the cervical spine) up to 45 min. (removal of a herniated disc at the lumbosacral level of the spine)
  • the patient moves independently already on the 2nd day after the operation to remove the herniated disc
  • duration of hospital stay from 1 to 3 days after surgery to remove a herniated disc
Applied instrumentation for the operation in the treatment of hernia and protrusion of the intervertebral disc and other diseases of the spine by Karl Storz.

At the same time, our clinic uses medical equipment from recognized world manufacturers of such instruments (Karl Storz, Aesculap, Philips, Siemens).

In most cases, when performing these interventions at the lumbar level of the spine for a herniated disc, local conduction anesthesia is used, which in itself is more gentle than general endotracheal anesthesia.

After discharge from the hospital (usually on the 2nd day) after the operation to remove the herniated disc, the patient will only have to undergo a rehabilitation course in our outpatient clinic, which lasts 1-2 weeks.

Contact our specialists by phone if you have the following questions:

  • laser reconstruction of intervertebral discs
  • surgery on the cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine
  • removal of sequestration in case of disc herniation
  • disc protrusion treatment
  • endoscopic spine surgery
  • endoscopic surgery for disc herniation or protrusion