Dr. Vishal Peshattiwar is a fellowship trained Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Spine Surgeon. He is the Head of department, Spine Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai. He has over 21+ years of experience in this field. He graduated from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital & did his Masters in Orthopaedics from TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital Mumbai. Clinical Fellowship in Spine – National University Hospital, Singapore.
Traditional open spine surgery involves the complete exposure of the anatomy. In minimally invasive spine surgery we see much less of the anatomy which means, in many cases, an easier recovery for the patient.
As opposed to open spine surgery, minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer and require less recovery time. Because of the reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues (compared to open procedures), the potential benefits are:
Whether minimally invasive or traditional, the goals are the same for the long-term; we want to see the same overall improvement in symptoms or a halt in degeneration. Ultimately, we want our procedures to result in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, lower infection rates and faster recovery.