Minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery is a modern surgical technique for the treatment of back/leg pain and neck/arm pain. Contrary to conventional spine surgery technique where a large incision is made and the muscles around the spine are destroyed, this modern technique involves significantly smaller incisions, no muscle dissection, minimal blood loss and less post operative pain and recovery time.
The MIS technique can be used for both simple and complex spine problems including scoliosis with excellent patient outcomes. A world-renowned Professor of Neurosurgery from Ochsner Health System in the USA, Professor Wale Sulaiman performed the first MIS spine surgery at EuraCare specialist hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos state, Nigeria. This is the first time the MIS technique is performed in all of Sub-Saharan Africa. Surgery was successful and the patient had immediate relief of his symptom, walking day one after surgery.
According to Professor Sulaiman, this minimally invasive technique is the future of spine surgery similar to laparoscopic surgery for general surgeons. He is a well-respected expert in the MIS technique in the USA and is determined to bring this modern surgical technique to Sub-Saharan Africa to help alleviate pain of spinal origin. His clinic RNZ Back and Spine center of Africa is located at EuraCare Specialist hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria with plans to open branches across Nigeria and other countries in Africa.