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How effective is keyhole surgery for cervical spondylosis?

Q: I have been suffering from cervical spondylitis and doctors advised spinal surgery. However, due to some apprehensions regarding spinal surgery, I did not undergo it. Kindly enlighten me on keyhole surgery of the spinal cord Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS) and what are the results?

A:Minimal invasive spine surgery are mini incisions surgery, performed with the help of magnification. It may involve the use of microscope to remove the compressing structure on the cord, which may be a disc. The results are good and the morbidity is less than a formal procedure. However, the key lies in the correct diagnosis through an MRI. The complications may involve incomplete removal of the lesion, or rarely, injury to the cord.


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