Spine Center

Spine Center

Barun Hospital unique spinal treatment

Barun Hospital advanced spinal treatment

Two-port Laser Endoscopic Spine Surgery

⌈Definition⌋

In this surgical procedure, usually taking an hour under a local anesthetic, two 4mm-long holes are drilled into the spine, and then, a digital endoscope is inserted into one of the holes to gain an inner view while a laser or high-frequency device is inserted into the other hole to widen the narrowed spinal canal to address the root cause in this surgery. This procedure poses less risk of recurrence and is safe to perform. As the surgery is conducted while the inner view is secured compared to conventional endoscopic surgeries, which rely on a single passage, the surgical procedure is also available to treat stenosis that has recurred after a surgical procedure or operation such as neuroplasty or severe stenosis with disc protrusion.

 

⌈Benefits⌋

Short hospitalization period allows patients to resume normal activities within a short period of time.
Leaves minimal scarring.
No general anesthesia required.
No transfusion required.
No post-treatment rehabilitation required.
Causes less aftereffects, such as spinal instability.

Endoscopic Spinal Fusion

⌈Definition⌋

Spinal fusion is one of the most widely used and infallible procedures for spondylolisthesis and malignant stenosis. The spine is a structure in which a number of segmented bones are connected to each other, and when these connections become weakened, the spine suffers from deformity. Spinal fusion corrects these deformed curves and relieves nerve compression.
Unlike the conventional technique that extensively removes normal muscles and bones, Barun Hospital’s spinal fusion observes only the part that requires correction with a high-precision endoscope and microscope, and corrects such deformity to improve the union rates among centra for improved surgical outcomes and patient recovery.

⌈Benefits⌋

Minimal damage to normal tissues.
Allows fast recovery.
Patients can walk within a short period of time after surgery.
Local anesthetic allows patients to avoid aftereffects of general anesthesia.
Disc diseases do not recur in the operated vertebra.

Advanced spinal re-operation and spinal deformity surgery

⌈Definition⌋

Advanced spinal re-operation requires highly-skilled specialists with extensive experience in this area as spinal re-operation performed due to simple disc disease, spinal instability after stenosis surgery, kyphosis or scoliosis after surgery, disease in the nearby vertebra, damaged spinal nerve, failed synostosis and failed screw fixation displays a low success rate.

Spinal deformity surgery is an advanced surgical procedure that corrects spinal deformity, removes pain, and maintains normal posture to improve the quality of life of patients with innate or injury-induced kyphosis or scoliosis.

⌈Benefits⌋

Securely corrects the deformed vertebrae caused by multiple surgeries and decompresses the nerves to reduce pain.
Cures neuroparalysis and enhances walking capacity to improve the quality of life.
Also corrects postural imbalance.
Patients can resume their daily routines within two weeks after surgery.
Brace should be worn for one to two months after surgery.

Intradiscal radiofrequency thermal ablation

⌈Definition⌋

During this procedure, a special endoscope is inserted into the disc disease area, and the deformed disc is picked with forceps and pushed back into its original position while viewing the area of legion through the inserted endoscopic camera. Then, radiofrequency heating is applied to the pushed part to coagulate, returning the herniated disc back to its original position and reducing the size of ruptured disc to treat the disease.

 

⌈Benefits⌋

Safe to perform even on patients with chronic diseases.
Surgical procedure is completed within around 30 minutes.
Safe to perform as the inner view is secured in real time through camera during surgery.
No incision, and thus no pain caused by bleeding.
Poses low risk of infection and minimal damage is caused to the surrounding tissue.

 Spine Center at Seoul Barun Hospital Medical Staff

 Spine Center at Seoul Barun Hospital Medical Staff

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Spine Center at Jinju Barun Hospital Medical Staff