Suffering with cervical spinal stenosis, 175 kg patient from Australia undergoes advanced minimally invasive robotic surgery at the CK Birla Hospital®

CK Birla Hospital® has once again demonstrated its dedication to providing world-class healthcare by successfully treating a 33-year-old Australian patient suffering from cervical spinal stenosis for two years. The patient, unable to walk more than 50 steps without the support of two crutches, experienced intense pain in his right leg and numbness in both feet. Misdiagnosed in Australia with compressed nerves in the lumbar spine and advised to undergo lower back surgery, the patient turned to CK Birla Hospital® for a second opinion, where Dr. Ashwani Maichand and his team provided a new perspective.

Dr. Maichand, Director of the Department of Orthopaedics at CK Birla Hospital®, led the team that correctly diagnosed the patient’s condition as cervical spinal stenosis, a disorder characterized by an insufficient space within the backbone. Instead of the initially recommended lumbar spine surgery, they proposed cervical spine surgery using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and advanced robotic technology.

The high-risk procedure, which carried potential complications such as paralysis and loss of bowel and bladder control, utilized a diamond tip neurosurgical burr for precision and accuracy. The treatment outcome was extraordinary, with no need for blood transfusions or an ICU stay. Within just two days of the surgery, the patient was able to climb stairs, experiencing only half the previous numbness in his feet and no neuro weakness.

The patient expressed deep appreciation for the care and expertise provided by Dr. Maichand and CK Birla Hospital®, which enabled him to undergo the minimally invasive procedure with confidence. As a result of the advanced robotic technology and MIS technique, he was able to walk again, living a pain-free and healthy life.

CK Birla Hospital® continues to uphold its commitment to delivering global healthcare standards by incorporating cutting-edge medical innovations and techniques. Mr. Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, and Mr. Amit Sharma, Unit Head of CK Birla Hospital® Delhi, both stressed the importance of patient-centric and clinically reliable care, which the hospital aims to provide through medically advanced treatments for all patients.


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