Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery in Hyderabad
Dr Surya Prakash, an extensively trained spine surgeon, performs posterior cervical fusion surgery using various spine fusion techniques to treat patients suffering from spine and neck disorders effectively. He is committed to providing superior care for patients using the most advanced surgical techniques.
Dr Surya Prakash has a vast experience in treating spine problems ranging from cervical to the lumbar spine. Being one of the most recognized spine surgeons, he always provides the patients with successful procedural outcomes followed by utmost quality and care.
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Your spine consists of vertebrae which are connected to each other. They protect the spinal cord and nerves allow your spine to move. Intervertebral discs and facet joints are the two interconnects which protect the spinal cord and nerves.
These interconnections can get injured or damaged over time, causing the pain in your neck as well as in the arms. Sometimes, the pressure caused by a slipped disc or degenerative bone on the spinal cord also affects your bowel and bladder control, causing the pain and weakness in your arms and legs.
Then the posterior cervical fusion may be recommended to treat your spine condition. It is done on the posterior part of your neck to provide relief from the pain and numbness.
Candidates for Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery
The candidates suffering from the following spine problems are considered to be the ideal candidates for the posterior cervical fusion surgery.
- Nerve root or spinal cord compression
- Neck pain with or without arm pain
- Fracture or infection in the cervical spine
- Tumours in the cervical spine
- Wear and tear of the spine
Diagnosis or Patient Assessment
Dr Surya Prakash observe your symptoms and conducts few imaging tests such as MRI and CT scans and x-rays to determine the vertebrae needing an operation.
Preparation For Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery
- Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and other bleeding disorders.
- Take all the medications you are taking, including blood thinning medications, and few other over the counter medications. You may be asked to stop taking all these medications before the surgery.
- In the case of women with childbearing age, they need to undergo a pregnancy test before the surgery, because the procedure involves the use of X-Rays which are extremely harmful to developing babies.
Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery
You will be given anaesthesia and made to lie on the special mattress with your head and neck securely positioned. An incision will be made on the posterior part of your neck on the skin near the vertebrae that need an operation.
Then the metal screws are inserted to decompress the nerve roots and spinal cord, with two rods connecting the screws. The suction drain will also be inserted to remove all the fluid present in the skin before closing the incisions.
Posterior Cervical Fusion Post Operative Care:
- You will be given some pain medications to reduce your postoperative pain
- Keep your wound dry and clean
- You will also be given a collar to wear around the neck
- Don’t twist your neck repeatedly
- Avoid bathtubs, pools, lakes, and hot tubs
- Avoid pushing or pulling things with your arms
- Avoid driving for at least two weeks following the surgery
- Avoid weight lifting, sweeping, and raking.
- Consider regular follow up appointments during the recovery period.
Why Choose Dr Surya Prakash for Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery?
- A surgeon trained from recognized institutes
- Use of minimally invasive techniques
- International standards for treating pain and inflammation
- A tailored treatment plan for each patient
- Excellent quality of care
- Use of cutting edge technology
- Proper hygiene standards
- Best follow-up care
Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery FAQs
What Are The Alternative Treatments Options?
The alternative treatment options for posterior cervical fusion surgery include:
- Pain-relieving therapies
- TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine
- Relaxation therapy
Will I Have Any Pain?
You may have some pain or discomfort following the surgery, which can be managed with pain relievers. If your pain cannot be controlled with the prescribed pain medications, consult your surgeon immediately.
What Are The Benefits of Posterior Cervical Fusion Surgery?
The benefits of posterior cervical fusion surgery include:
- Alleviate Radicular symptoms
- Alleviate a component of the neck pain
- Least surgical morbidity/complications
- Return to work
How Long Will The Surgery Takes Place?
The entire procedure takes 3-5 hours depending upon the complexity involved and a hospital stay of 3-5 days.