Infection- The patient is given antibiotics before, during, and after the surgery to lessen the risk of infection.
Bleeding- A small amount of bleeding is possible but not significant.
Recurring symptoms- Some patients may experience recurring symptoms.
Pseudarthrosis- This is a condition in which there is no proper bone formation and a spinal fusion. It most commonly occurs in patients who are chronic smokers.
Nerve damage- Nerve damage is possible with these operations, but the risk is not higher than open surgery in experienced hands.
If you have been advised to undergo a spine surgery, then get a second opinion from another neurosurgeon to know if you are a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery.
Consult Dr. Arun with a professional experience of more than 13 years in the field of Neurosurgery