Experts Shed Light on Advancement in Spine Surgeries

MUMBAI, October 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- Forum on spine surgery from expert's point of view 

Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, today organized a spine support program called 'Bounce Back'. This forum was a platform for the patients to share their experiences and the doctors to educate the patients regarding better lifestyle management post their treatment. The forum attended by around 150 people was addressed by Dr. Ram Chaddha, Head, Apollo Institute of Spine and Robotic Surgery; Dr. Prasad Muglikar, Director of Medical Services at Apollo Hospitals; Dr. Agnivesh Tikoo, Spine Surgeon; and Dr. Mayur Mhatre, Neurosurgeon, who spoke on the concept of spine support forum.

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The well-known spine and neuro surgeons came together and shared their knowledge on the technique, which emphasizes on the ability to perform conventional spine surgery with minimal additional trauma or injury to the patients, concept of spine support forum, ortho-neuro integration and how it is beneficial to the patients, robotics, navigation, etc. The session was very interactive as the patients also shared their experiences.

"The agony of neck or back pain with radiation to, or weakness of the limbs gets people concerned and worried. We at Apollo Spine & Robotics Institute wish to allay their anxiety, overcome their fear and reinforce their faith in evidence-based care for all spine problems. The Spine team assures complete healing experience, a team effort by the neurologist, neurosurgeon and ortho-spine surgeons helps achieve the most complex surgical options with safety and surety," said Dr. Ram Chaddha, Head, Apollo Institute of Spine and Robotics.

"Most back issues are lifestyle related and can be easily addressed. Reassurance and refocusing on leading a healthy life is the way to go. Only minority of them needs surgery. Through this platform, we want to spread awareness that spine surgery is safe," says Dr. Agnivesh Tikoo, Spine Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.

The Apollo department of Spine is regarded as one of the top and best hospitals for spine surgery in India with a legacy of innovation and excellence. The experienced spine surgeons perform major and complex surgeries. The spine surgery units at Apollo Hospitals are a conglomeration of spine specialists in the treatment of spinal disorders, cancers, deformities as well as specialists in the areas of pain management and physiotherapy. Some of the latest techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries have been done at the various hospitals of the group.

About Apollo Hospitals: 

It was in 1983 that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India's first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years, Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world's largest private cancer care provider and runs the world's leading solid organ transplant program. 

As Asia's largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals; 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110-plus Telemedicine Centres and 80-plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the country.  

As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global clinical trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia, and in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. 

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 30 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research. 

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