Spine surgery plays a crucial role in addressing various spinal conditions, offering relief from debilitating pain, restoring mobility, and improving overall quality of life. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc diseases, spinal fractures, and spinal deformities often necessitate surgical intervention. These issues can lead to severe discomfort, limited mobility, and nerve compression, impacting everyday activities. Spine surgery aims to alleviate these issues by employing a range of procedures tailored to specific conditions, ensuring individualized care for each patient to regain functionality and return to an active lifestyle.
Various surgical procedures fall under the umbrella of spine surgery, catering to diverse patient needs. From minimally invasive techniques such as microdiscectomy and endoscopic spine surgery to more complex procedures like spinal fusion, laminectomy, and artificial disc replacement, these surgeries are designed to address specific spinal issues. Surgical approaches aim to stabilize the spine, alleviate pressure on nerves, remove damaged discs or bone spurs, and restore proper spinal alignment. The selection of the appropriate procedure depends on the nature and severity of the spinal condition, with the ultimate goal of enhancing spinal health, reducing pain, and improving overall well-being for individuals seeking relief from spinal ailments.
What Causes Spine Problems?
- Accidents: Falls, car crashes, sports injuries, or gunshot wounds
- Congenital disorders: Conditions existing since birth
- Inflammation or infections: Those affecting the spine
- Inherited disorders: Genetic conditions impacting spinal health
- Bone fractures or spinal degeneration: Contributing to spinal issues
- Abnormalities: Such as hematomas, tumors, or herniated disks
- Fluid-filled cavities or blood supply blockage: Affecting spinal function
- Deviation in normal spinal curves: Either excessive growth or incorrect curvature
Our Spine Surgery Department
Our Department of Spine Surgery in Dubai at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery delivers precise spinal care and surgical support. Our distinguished team, composed of experienced spine surgeons and dedicated spine doctors, offers cutting-edge solutions for a range of spinal conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative surgical techniques, our spine surgery department addresses spinal deformities, degenerative diseases, traumatic injuries, and spinal tumors with unparalleled precision. At our facility, patients receive individualized care from board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons who prioritize safety, expertise, and optimal outcomes in every procedure. We are committed to being the foremost destination for spine surgery in Dubai, ensuring comprehensive treatment and compassionate care for our patients.
Beyond our technical proficiency, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery stands out for its patient-centric approach to spine surgery. Our team collaborates closely with patients, providing thorough evaluations and detailed insights into treatment options. From pre-surgical consultations to post-operative rehabilitation, our skilled team remains dedicated to restoring mobility, alleviating discomfort, and enhancing overall spinal health. Count on our spine surgeons and spine doctors in Dubai to deliver exceptional care and facilitate your path toward a life free from spinal limitations.
When Should You Consult a Spine Surgeon?
Consulting a spine surgeon is advisable when experiencing persistent or worsening back or neck pain that significantly affects daily activities or quality of life. Seek a spine surgeon’s expertise if the pain radiates down the arms or legs, accompanied by numbness, weakness, or tingling. Additionally, if conservative treatments like physical therapy, medication, or injections fail to alleviate symptoms or if there’s a diagnosed spinal condition such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, or spinal fractures, consulting a spine surgeon becomes essential. Timely consultation with a spine specialist ensures a comprehensive evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan tailored to address your specific spinal concerns, aiming for improved mobility, reduced discomfort, and enhanced spinal health.
Our Specialized Services
Our Spine Surgery Department delivers cutting-edge expertise with compassionate care. Our dedicated team of spine surgeons and specialists is committed to providing personalized solutions for a wide range of spinal conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques, we prioritize precision and patient well-being, ensuring optimal outcomes and a path toward improved spinal health.
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
- Spinal Laminectomy
- Nucleoplasty/Plasma Disk Decompression
Our board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, offer unparalleled expertise in spine surgery. Addressing various spine conditions and related injuries, including spinal deformity, degenerative diseases, trauma, and tumors, our specialists excel in treating both pediatric and adult neurological conditions. With a patient-focused approach, we prioritize understanding our patients’ concerns and empowering them to make informed decisions about their treatment options. Trust our team of spine surgeons, spine doctors, and experts in Dubai for comprehensive spine care.
Procedures and Treatments
A spine surgeon and their team will use a physical examination along with various imaging and diagnostic tools to find where the pain is coming from and identify any visible structural issues that might be pressing on a nerve or causing instability. Typical ailments that could lead to a recommendation for surgery include:
- Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal column narrows, placing pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
- Involving the Discs, which serve as cushions between the spine’s bones and can develop as a result of degeneration, herniation, or rupture.
- Fractures can range from minor osteoporosis-related micro-fractures to more serious fractures that frequently result from stress, such as vehicle collisions.
- When a bone or bones move forward onto the bone beneath them, it is called a spondylolisthesis.
owever, sometimes there might not be a clear anatomical problem. In such cases where there isn’t an apparent issue that surgery could fix, an orthopedic spine surgeon often advises against surgical intervention. Naturally, there are exceptions to this general guideline. Hence, it’s imperative to seek advice from an orthopedic spine surgeon renowned for their diverse expertise.
The most proficient spine surgeons consider the overall well-being of the patient and emphasize exploring non-surgical options before suggesting surgery. Conducting a comprehensive evaluation enables them to determine the most suitable path forward for each individual.
Non-operative options include:
- Modifications to activity levels that include rest, massages, and stretches at regular intervals
- Treatments with heat and ice, aspirin or NSAIDS, steroid injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, or both, can lessen the inflammation that is causing the discomfort.
- Physical therapy can relieve back strain by assisting your body’s structural support system.
Moreover, there are less invasive surgeries to consider. These surgeries deal with issues like herniated discs, broken vertebrae, spinal infections, abnormalities, or instability, often using less invasive methods. Because these techniques involve smaller cuts, they usually cause less discomfort and lead to a quicker recovery after surgery due to their reduced impact on surrounding muscles and soft tissue.
Among the least invasive procedures are:
- Spinal fusion involves joining fractured vertebrae to form one stable bone.
- Lumbar decompression involves removing pieces of bone or a herniated disk to ease pressure on spinal nerves.
- Discectomy requires removing a disk from the neck or back.
- Laminectomy requires the removal of a vertebra’s posterior portion to make room for the spinal nerve.
Why Choose Spine Surgery at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai?
At Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, our spine surgeons provide the patients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their spine health and confidently navigate their treatment journeys through patient education, research, and advocacy. Patients, in our opinion, deserve real answers, real remedies, and true hope. The top spine surgeons in the country, who are all regarded as experts in their fields, have come together to form an excellent Spine Health Department at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need spine surgery?
- Generally, most spine surgeries are not urgent, so the question of whether a surgery is needed often falls on the patient. They need to decide if they’re okay living with the current level of pain or discomfort. Spine surgery typically only comes up as an option after multiple steps of non-surgical treatment.
- What are the risks of having spine surgery?
- With modern techniques, most of the spinal surgery procedures can be performed without any serious complications. However, like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with but our team of experts is always in front to make you undergo completely safe and secure surgical procedures.
- Will I be in pain after spine surgery?
- It is common to have some discomfort around the wound following surgery, however, this is usually easily controlled with simple pain medications. The level of pain relief required will depend on the type of procedure you are having. At Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, we minimize pain by routinely performing surgeries using keyhole and minimally invasive techniques.
- What is the recovery time of spine surgery?
- Depending on the type of surgery you have, you may feel better almost immediately. Or, it could take months before you have complete relief.
The speed of your recovery depends on the:
- Type of your surger
- Surgeon’s approach to your spine
- Amount of damage to your spine.
- Will I have a scar?
- At Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, we will always minimize the size of the incision and attempt to place the incision in a cosmetically favorable position, so that the scar is not obvious. As most procedures are performed using minimally invasive keyhole techniques, your scar will generally be small.
- What lifestyle changes will I need to make during recovery?
- As you recover from spinal surgery, your doctor may recommend:
- Wearing a back brace
- Not lifting heavy objects
- Avoiding bending at the waist
- To consult with a physical therapist as you reintroduce exercise into your routine
- Regular checkups as per the doctors’ advise
- When can I place my incision in water (bathe, swimming pool, ocean, hot tub)?
- You can bathe or swim after stitches have been removed or about two weeks after surgery if there is no drainage from your incision. Please ask your surgeon.
- When can I return to work?
- This depends on the type of work you do. You may return to work after about one month. If your work is more rigorous, you may require longer. Check with your surgeon.