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Two more patients benefit from innovative spine surgery as Dr. Rose Private Hospital and OKITI continue cooperation. Dr. Rose Private Hospital and the Hungarian National Institute of Neuroscience (OKITI) have been successfully cooperating to pool their medical resources. As a token of their combined effort, two patients were treated with endoscopic surgery in early October this year. This time the innovative medical procedure, which is practised only in a handful institutions around the world, was presented to a wider professional audience.

Dr. Rose Private Hospital is at the vanguard of modern, innovative medical procedures that minimise the need for invasive operations. Investing in a state of the art spinal endoscope is yet another step towards making minimally invasive spine surgery a routine practice at Dr. Rose. Endoscopic surgery causes considerably less tissue damage and there is no need for muscle separation.

The demonstration surgery was carried out by two experienced surgeons: Prof. Dr. Péter Banczerowski and Prof. Dr. Jinwha Eum from South Korea.

Two patients were treated with biportal endoscopic spine surgery for spinal disc herniation and spinal canal stenosis. The operations lasted 90 minutes and the patients needed to spend no more than a day or two in post-operative care in hospital. Apart from the obvious advantage of shorter recovery, the procedure is more advantageous aesthetically as well: the only sign of the surgery is a 10-15mm long, fast healing incision along the spine.

The biportal method is effective for a broad spectrum of spine conditions. As opposed to the traditional single channel procedure, a much higher ratio, some 70-80%, of herniated disk and spinal canal stenosis cases, are treatable with minimally invasive surgery.

The long-term cooperation between Dr. Rose Private Hospital and the National Institute of Neuroscience (OKITI) is promising to be the forerunner of robotic surgery, and the minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is soon to become a routine procedure in Hungary, presenting a more humane alternative to traditional spine surgery for hundreds of patients every year.