Spine Center

Al Zahra Spine Center

The Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Spine Center has been launched in September 2020 bringing a new parallel of excellence to the AL Zahra Hospital portfolio.

Guided by International leading Consultants in Spine Surgery, the center is designed to provide a multilateral approach to treating conditions of the spine while placing the patient at the core of care delivery giving them the best chance of returning to physical freedom & a pain free life.

The Center’s complete spectrum of Spine Care Solutions extends from advanced diagnostics to innovative minimally invasive procedures, dense spine surgical interventions and meticulous rehabilitation programs. This Value Based Healthcare approach provides patients with holistic quality driven outcomes while encouraging close multidimensional collaborations with various specialties including Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Rehabilitation Teams, Family Medicine and General practitioners to name a few.

The Center’s main focus is the newest, safest (using intraoperative neuro-navigation, neuro-monitoring, & robotic surgery) and technologically advanced minimally invasive spine surgeries procedures, “key hole”-minimum surgical intervention & maximum benefits.

The Al Zahra Spine Center was founded by two World Class Surgeons namely Dr. Zbigniew Brodzinski & Dr. Sebouh Kassis.

Cumulative they bring over 50 years of experience in Advances Spine treatments & Surgeries. With an eye for quality driven outcomes and multidisciplinary team work, they work closely with many of the other 35 medical specialties at the hospital to ensure flawless holistic quality, satisfaction and value in spine care.

The Center goes beyond the qualifications and treatment chosen by the spine surgeons, it involves the complete delivery of spinal services to a needing patient and their loved ones.

  • Spine Degeneration
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Oncology / Cancer
  • Post Traumatic Complications

Laparoscopy, also known as keyhole surgery, is a form of MISS and is one of many procedures that can treat lumbar and cervical herniated discs. Degenerative disc disease can be treated with percutaneous intervertebral disc coagulation (PDCT) by plasma light technology, while percutaneous intervertebral disc decompression (PLDD) treats spine injuries with laser energy in the space of the disc. DiscoGel is an option for those who don’t respond well to ozone therapy (a method that passes pure O2 through a coil to produce O3, a particularly powerful and healing type of oxygen). Intradiscal mechanical decompression and disk augmentation can also be performed, while endoscopic assisted microdiscectomy (transforaminal and interlaminar) removes the pressure of the herniated disc on the nerves.

Lower back epidural steroid injections (L-ESI) create a caudal block for numbing purposes. There’s also the selective nerve root block (SNRB), standard and pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), plus sacroiliac (SI) joint and facet blocks to consider. Neuromodulation (whereby a neuron uses chemicals to normalise nervous tissue) is a great choice for patients as it is a flexible lumbar endoscopy using AccuroScopy.

Including pre and stem cell therapy, including the use of platelet rich plasma, (PRP) where the patient’s own blood is used to heal damaged tissue or a joint.

Posterior, anterior, inferior-paracoccygeal approach treatments, as well as far lateral and 360 degree issues. It helps treat degenerative cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc disease plus spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis (stress fracture in the arch of the spine).

Treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).

Dynamic stabilisation, semi-rigid fixation and MISS disc replacement procedures, that are usually only available in the United States and Europe, are options at Emirates Specialty Hospital. This includes axial lumbar interbody fusion (AxiaLIF/ALIF), PerX360-MISS TLIF, which can perform the percutaneous interbody fusions via two incisions, TLIF/PLIF (transforaminal or posterior lumar interbody fusion) and DLIF/OLIF (direct or oblique lateral interbody fusion).

Direct and indirect decompression methods are available, including interspinous implants (which restore height but allow motion) as well as percutaneous/endoscopic assisted MISS.

Scoliosis correction, Kyphosis (Scheuermann) correction with neuromonitoring during surgery and neuronavigation. It includes the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) using balloon kyphoplasty to gently lift bones to the correct position, vertebroplasty to relieve pain via injection, a spine Jack which forces the fracture apart, and OsseoFix which uses an internal implant to stabilise).

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