Comprehensive Surgical Care
Our team of specialist spine surgeons is highly experienced in treating spinal disorders at all levels, from the upper cervical spine (neck) to the sacrum and coccyx (tailbone).
The types of surgeries commonly performed are:
- Discectomy (removal of the intervertebral disc) and decompressions of nerve roots and spinal cord in the neck and lower back;
- Spinal fusion surgery in the neck and lower back;
- Disc replacement surgery;
- Correction of spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis;
- Reconstructions and palliative surgery for spinal tumours;
- Surgical treatment of spinal infections; and
- Revision spinal surgery.
A great deal of time and effort is spent prior to any operation in educating the patients and their family. Information regarding the surgery is provided using audio-visual aids, pamphlets and by direct interaction with the surgical team and the clinical co-ordinators. This is to ensure that the patient is well aware of all aspects of the surgical procedure, the risks involved and the post-operative rehabilitation process.
The proposed date of surgery and date and time of admission will be conveyed to you during the preoperative education session. You will also be instructed on how to prepare yourself for the surgery and what personal items (clothes and toiletries) you will need during your stay in the hospital. You will also be assessed by the rehabilitation team and taught how to take care of your spine after surgery.
After the surgery you will usually be sent to the recovery room for a few hours and then to you own room in the ward. Occasionally, you may have to stay in the Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit after surgery and this decision is taken by the surgeon in consultation with the anaesthetist.
A majority of the patients will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk around on the first day after surgery (using a brace or corset), with the assistance of a physiotherapist. The surgical wound is closely monitored and when the surgical team is happy with the wound healing and you are comfortable, you will be discharged from the hospital. You will be reviewed in the doctor's office after surgery for an inspection of your wound and you will be scheduled to enter a spinal rehabilitation program in 3-4 weeks after surgery.
- Microdiscetomy (MD)
- Posterior Cervical Decompression (PCD)
- Posterior Lumbar Decompression (PLD)
- Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Decompression Fusion
- Posterior or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF or TLIF)
- Extreme Lateral interbody Fusion (XLIF)
Total Disc Replacement
- Cervical Total Disc Replacement (CTDR)
- Lumbar Total Disc replacement (TDR)
Spinal Deformity Reconstructive Surgery
- Scoliosis and/or Kyphosis
- Cervical Laminoplasty
- Treatment for spinal tumours
- Revision Spinal Surgery