Spine Surgeon in Mumbai - Dr. Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Qualification

Chronic back pain entails you to get yourself analyzed and treated by a spinal neurosurgeon. Aging, inappropriate body mechanics, sudden trauma, stress and structural abnormalities can hurt your spine, which leads to back pain and other indicators such as leg pain, numbness or even leg weakness.

If you are looking for spine surgeon in Mumbai then there are a couple of qualifiers that decide when you should consider a spine surgery in the first place. One, patient has to have pain that's essentially changed their life for the worse and altered their quality of life and secondly the surgeon needs to be sure that the symptoms are actually structurally related to the spine itself and the nerves coming off from it and thirdly the patient has to have tried and exhausted all non-surgical options such as medications physical therapy and spinal injections and had limited results or continuing pain.

Dr. Gurneet, backed by combined orthopedic and neurosurgical skills offers patients benefit from the best of both realms and is regarded as one of the top neurosurgeon in Mumbai. He as spine surgeon has years of experience and can approach any spinal condition, be it minor or major, new or previously failed surgery syndrome. This practice combined with admission to the modern technology makes it an example of the finest that spine surgery in Mumbai can offer.

Dr. Gurneet Sawhney is the best spine surgeon in Mumbai with expertise in simple and complex spine surgeries. He has received special real-time training in minimal invasive spine surgery and CVJ surgery.

  1. Spinal laminectomy and spinal decompression
    Spinal laminectomy and spinal decompression is performed in condition of spinal stenosis to ease the pressure on the nerves and enable their smooth passage through the spine. The spine surgeon performs the surgery to remove the hurdles in the spinal column i.e. bone spurs, bony vertebrae and so on. Spinal stenosis affects the neck and low back predominately and the patient usually complains of pain, weakness and numbness.

  2. Spinal fusion
    Spinal fusion surgery is performed to make space between two vertebrae and fuse the adjacent vertebrae for a stable spine condition. The spine surgeon will use bone grafts or metal screws to fuse the vertebrae and resolve the issue. Recovery from spinal fusion takes a long time and care.

  3. Microscopic or Endoscopic Disectomy
    Disectomy is a procedure to trim or remove the herniated spinal disc which causes compression of the nerve and hence pain. The patient experiences pain in the spine when a spinal disc between vertebral bones turn weak and allow the soft tissue within to protrude outside causing nerve compression and pain. Disectomy can be performed as a minimally invasive surgery. In a minimal invasive discectomy, the surgeon will be assisted by a microscope, endoscope and tube dilators.

  4. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion –TLIF
    Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is performed to treat patients suffering from recurrent disc herniation, degenerative disc disease and spondylolisthesis. It is aimed to treat the refractory mechanical low back and radicular pain that the patient experiences.
    The Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a minimal invasive procedure that is performed on the back of the patient. It involves the removal of the intervertebral disc and inserting a cage filled with bone to stabilize the affected region with supporting rods and screws placed between two or more vertebral levels.

  5. Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) surgery
    One of the most complex and intricate surgery involving the bones at the junction of the head and the neck. The neurosurgeon may recommend CVJ surgery if non-surgical options have failed and the patient’s spinal cord and brainstem is compressed, bones and/or joints in the craniocervical region are unstable, or if the patient complains of weakness, tingling, occipital headaches, neck aches, obstruction in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, and numbness. The anomalies of CVJ maybe congenital or acquired. It is essential to seek out accurate diagnosis through an expert neuro and spine surgeon along suitable imaging of the head and neck area viz. x-rays, CT and MRI scan etc.

  6. Foraminotomy
    The spine surgeon will perform foraminotomy to remove the bone spurs, herniated discs, thickened ligaments, and bulging disks, if any that have developed in the spinal canal and are causing pressure on the nerves. In most cases, minimal invasive technique is adopted to perform a foraminotomy. The spine surgeon uses an endoscope or tubular retractor to cut apart the muscles and reach the spine.

  7. Artificial disk replacement
    The spine surgeon may suggest an artificial disk replacement as a viable alternative to spinal fusion surgery. In this surgery, an artificial disk is inserted in place of the damaged disk to restore the height and mobility between the vertebrae. This treatment is suggested to patients suffering from severely damaged spinal discs.