Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery now available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

July 2011

Back problems are extremely common, about four in five people are affected at some point in their lifetime. It’s most common in people between the ages of 35 and 55, or over. Back problems can keep you from doing what you need to do – and what you want to do including normal day to day activities and exercise.

Some common problems include Slipped disc, Sciatica, Back pain and Osteoporosis.

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, is pleased to be the first hospital in East Anglia to offer a new treatment for Spinal conditions using the latest techniques. The minimally invasive procedures are performed by Consultant Neurosurgeons Mr Rod Laing and Mr Rikin Trivedi.

With traditional open surgery, surgeons cut or strip back muscles to expose the damaged part of the spine they need to treat. A new technique has been developed which dilates the back muscles and includes the insertion of a tube into the natural separations of the muscles. This way, surgeons are able to access and treat the damaged portion of the spine through a much smaller incision, to minimize disruption of the surrounding tissue.

Benefits of the minimally invasive procedures include smaller incisions, less tissue disruption, shorter hospital stays and less blood loss, speedy recovery times with less pain enabling patients to get back to normal activities much quicker.

Mr Rikin Trivedi said “This sort of keyhole surgery, is not only minimally invasive but equally effective, and in a lot of respects better in terms of recovery and rehabilitation; patients can often go home on the same day”

Read more about the minimally invasive spinal surgery available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

For further information on the services available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital please call 01223 266900 or complete our online enquiry form.

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