Laser is a technology which is being used very extensively in the medical field. The Laser machine emits heat energy at different frequencies and is called Class IV Laser. The Laser is used to burn the tissue, cutting the tissue and sealing the blood vessels. With the use of Laser Technology, the surgeon can achieve the desired results without using scalpel. The laser machine has a probe which is placed at the surgical site and the laser energy is targetted at the tissue which needs to be cut or burnt. Laser Technology currently has limited usage in the field of spine surgery.
In the spine, things like a herniated disc or a bone spur can often cause compression. An example of one such condition is sciatica, where the sciatic nerve becomes pinched, leading to pain in the lower back and leg.
Lasers can be used to help decompress the nerve, with the aim of relieving pain. This is done under local anesthesia, which means that the skin and surrounding muscles of your back will be numbed to pain. You may also be sedated for the procedure.
The benefits of laser back surgery are that itís less invasive than the traditional approach to back surgery. Additionally, it can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. In many ways, itís very similar to MISS.
Laser back surgery isnít recommended for some conditions, such as degenerative spine diseases. Additionally, more complex or complicated conditions will often require a more traditional surgical approach. One of the drawbacks to laser back surgery is that you could need an additional surgery for your condition.
One of the main potential complications from laser back surgery is damage to the surrounding tissue. Because a laser is used for the procedure, heat damage can occur to surrounding nerves, bone, and cartilage. Another possible complication is infection. This can occur during the placement of the probe if proper sanitization procedures arenít followed. In some cases, you may be provided with prophylactic antibiotics to help prevent an infection.
The cost of any treatment is quite less if the treatment is done at the early stage of the disease. So if you experience pain in the back, immediately book an appointment with Dr. Sudeep Jain who is considered as one of the top spine specialist in India. The clinic is located at Naraina Vihar. The cost of consultation is Rs. 1500. Other costs associated with the treatment of Back Pain could be in the form of diagnostic tests like X-Rays which would cost in the range of Rs. 600-900. If MRI of the Spine is required it would cost another Rs. 6000 - 7000. Normally no other tests are required for the diagnosis of the cause of back pain.
The cost of Laser Spine Surgery is in the range of Rs. 2.0 - 3.0 lacs for surgeries like percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD). Some other surgeries can also be performed with the help of laser technology and the cost for those surgeries is also in the same range. If you have been advised spine surgery then you could discuss with Dr. Sudeep Jain about the feasibility of Laser Spine Surgery for your condition.
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My team of professionals will patiently hear your complaints, do a thorough examination and would order investigations only to confirm the clinical diagnosis when in doubt. Most of the problems of spine would be treated conservatively if the patients comes to us in time.
Dr. Sudeep Jain, MCh
Lead Spine Surgeon
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