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The patient can contact the patient’s caretaker or a neurosurgeon if possible. Please prepare your medical history, including test results, such as magnetic resonance imaging. They will be necessary at the consultation stage for assessment whether the patient is eligible for surgery.
How to make an appointment?
- Contact the patient’s caretaker
- Complete the survey and magnetic resonance
- Make an appointment with a neurosurgeon
Having analysed the Patient’s health and pre-qualifying for surgery, the doctor will suggest further consultations. This will allow an in-depth preparation for surgery.
You are in the hands of the best specialists who care about your comfort from the first moment in the hospital.
The surgery using the endoscopic method takes less than an hour, and you will get out of bed the same day.
After surgery, the patient is under care and we regularly monitor their health condition.
Based on post-operative surveys, we check the progress of rehabilitation and the pace of recovery.
After the surgery, we invite the patient for a check-up visit to make sure that recovery is going as planned.
During meetings with patients, we observe how positively their lives change after surgery, and how quickly they get rid of back pain.
Surgeries in physiological saline are the most modern methods, which allow you to reduce bleeding, decrease trauma, and better visualize the operating field with minimal access. The working channel in modern endoscopes has the diameter of a slightly thicker pen. The Wolf endoscope, which I work on, is currently, the most modern and allows the most demanding surgeries. It enables safe operation of patients with even the most advanced spine diseases.
Dr Piotr Winkler
Frequently Asked Questions
What is endoscopic spine surgery?
Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed using an endoscope. When performing endoscopic surgery, the surgeon inserts a guide wire through a small incision, i.e. a metal tube with a diameter of 8 mm, which allows accessing the site of the spinal canal narrowing. The surgery is carried out using miniature surgical instruments. Fragments responsible for pressure on the nerves are removed with micro scissors, bone rongeurs and diamond drills. Diamond drills allow cutting bones without risking damage to nerve structures. They slide over them, but are unable to damage them.
What are the advantages of endoscopic surgery?
It is easier for the Patient to opt for surgical treatment using the method of fully endoscopic access than any other. Endoscopy, as in other areas of surgery, increases the safety of procedures, and reduces the number of complications, including vital ones as bleeding, infections, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, or damage to the nerve roots. The treatment is safer – it is easier to decide about the surgical relief of pain. Fully endoscopic surgeries are shorter, associated with fewer medications and with less burden for frequently sick patients. Reducing the trauma associated with the spine and the surrounding muscles in full endoscopic access makes it possible for you to get out of bed very fast.
How soon will I recover after the surgery?
Patients get up with the help of doctor or nurse an hour after the surgery. They go to the toilet by themselves, and do not feel the pain that has previously accompanied every spine surgery. Returning home is possible the next morning after the visit of a physiotherapist who teaches basic isometric exercises. Rehabilitation after surgery is also shorter and less cumbersome – the paravertebral muscles and their attachments are not damaged. Patients opting for endoscopic methods come back to their full activity more quickly – after just 6 weeks we can say: we operate, you live as you please