Yashoda Hospitals conducts 1st World Congress of Spine Endoscopy
The eminent ascetic Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeywar Swami inaugurated the first edition of World Congress of Spine Endoscopy, which was organized by Yashoda Hospitals. Specific focus was placed on lumbar disc disease and its treatment.
Speaking on the occasion, Swamiji stated that endoscopic spine surgery is a boon and emphasized that such innovative research should continue and grow. He said, “We should encourage such innovative methods and researches in the field of healthcare sector. But at the same time, we must focus on other systems like acupressure and among others, which are adding something or contributing something to the healthcare sector.”
He further commented that the provision of financial aid to hospitals by the government is important. This would help the patients as they would have access to state-of-the-art technologies at hospitals.
Dr. Sukumar Sura, senior spine surgeon at Yashoda Hospitals explained the difference between the two surgical options for treating lumbar disc prolapse. In traditional open microsurgery, a large incision is made on the back. The disc prolapse is exposed and treated after retracting muscles and removing some bone. This can result in neural and muscle damage along with instability caused due to excess bone removal.
In contrast, endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. A small incision is made, and the procedure is performed with a tubular retractor and other surgical instruments. In the end, a small bandage is used to cover the incision area. The procedure has revolutionized spine surgeries and minimized the associated risks. The patient is provided with the advantages of quicker recovery, less postoperative pain, and reduced hospital stay.
Dr. G S Rao, Managing Director of Yashoda Hospitals said in his address, “Endoscopic technology has now most advanced to the point where surgeons can now access, visualize, and treat Spine problems better, previously accessible only through open surgeries.”
More than 250 delegates from across 20 countries participated in the event. Among the distinguished guests were Dr. Said G Osman from the USA, Dr. Sukumara Sura, Dr. Mahesha Kanthila from Mangalore, Dr. Guntran Krzok from Germany, Dr.Bambang Darwonom from Indonesia, Dr. Daniel W Hanson from the USA, and Jiao-Chiao Yang from Taiwan, who have popularized Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery globally.