Fortis Escorts Faridabad launches dedicated state-of-the-art spine clinic in India

24th June, 2024

To enhance the capacity to perform complex spine surgeries

In a pioneering effort to provide comprehensive treatment towards the rising spine related ailments, Fortis Escorts Faridabad has launched a dedicated spine clinic.

Spine related health ailments are affecting people across all age groups, the launch of the dedicated clinic is meant to bring a revolutionary change in the way spine related issues are diagnosed and treated. The clinic is supported by the recent acquisition of the advanced computer-assisted Neuronavigation Medtronic Stealth station S8.

This state-of-the-art technology enhances the capacity to perform complex spine surgeries with unprecedented precision, achieving submillimetric accuracy.

As per National Institute of Health, the incidence of spine injuries is on the rise in India, as it sees more than 200,000 cases of spinal injuries a year. Of these, 30,000 relate to spinal cord injury and paralysis of various degrees. Major causes are road accidents (approximately 50%), workplace accidents with fall from heights (45%) and sports injuries, which are rare.

Speaking on launch of the clinic, Dr Kamal Verma, Director, Neurosurgery, Fortis Escorts Hospital Faridabad said, “There is a definite increase in spine related ailments over the last few years and patients from Faridabad and nearby places have been travelling to Delhi to seek treatment. The aim behind the launch of this super speciality clinic is to provide the best of treatment for spine related ailments in the region. The clinic offers a full spectrum of treatments, including spinal injury, spinal dysraphism, cervical pain, sciatica, non-surgical pain blocks, microdiscectomy, disc replacement surgery along with minimally invasive surgeries related to spine tumours and other issues. These advanced procedures offer faster recovery times and less pain compared to traditional open surgeries. Patients will be treated via a multi-disciplinary approach by involving experts from the field of Neurosurgery, Pain medicine and physiotherapy all under one roof, for proper evaluation and assessment to ensure the fastest recovery and best treatment plans.”


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