Comprehensive patient care is a top priority at all EuroPainClinics workplaces. Our experts in minimally invasive and endoscopic back treatment are ready to listen to you carefully, understand your needs, consult with you in detail about your health condition and find the optimal and individual treatment solution in order to achieve the greatest possible pain relief.
We value the trust you show in choosing your treatment at our workplaces.
The highly specialized EuroPainClinics workplaces are the only clinical facilities of this type in Slovakia, and during our many years of operation, we have established ourselves as leaders in minimally invasive and endoscopic back treatment in the field of interventional pain treatment.
Today, we provide healthcare at all EuroPainClinics workplaces to more than 8,000 patients a year, and the number of people who suffer from back pain, especially in connection with herniated discs, is still growing. Our extensive clinical experience is confirmed by more than three thousand successful endoscopic procedures
Advantages and benefits of minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures
Minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures are effective, fast and safe techniques that provide a number of advantages over conventional “open” spinal surgery.
Minimally invasive procedures bring the patient significant advantages compared to conventional operations according to ISMISS(1):
- LOWER RISK OF NERVE DAMAGE
- SMALLER EPIDURAL FIBROSIS
- FASTER RECOVERY AND RETURN TO WORK
- LESS OCCURRENCE OF INFECTIONS
- SMALLER SURGICAL INCISION AND SURGICAL TRAUMA
The biggest advantages of minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures include a different surgical approach. Unlike surgery, no long surgical incision is made and therefore there is no damage to the back muscles, the treatment of which otherwise requires a long time. For minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, one surgical entrance with a length of 8 to 10 mm is sufficient, where working tools and an endoscopic camera are inserted into the spinal space.
Undoubtedly, the advantage is that there is no need for hospitalization, and after the procedure you can immediately begin your recorvey in the comfort of your home.
Are minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures suitable for everyone?
At EuroPainClinics, we always strive to find a solution for every patient, whether in the form of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, special functional stabilization exercises, diagnostics for neurostimulator implantation, or modern biological treatment. In some cases, it may happen that, despite all efforts to help, the type of medical indication of the patient does not fall within the scope of the treatment we provide. In this case, we will be happy to recommend an expertise that might seem appropriate for their health problems.
All services provided are based on the knowledge of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and follow the international standards of SIS (Spine Intervention Society).
In this context, we take the professional position that
- This type of treatment is not suitable for every patient,
- Not every patient will feel the same pain relief,
- A minimally invasive procedure does not always mean a better approach.
1 ISMISS International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery – Medzinárodná spoločnosť pre miniinvazívnu chirurgiu chrbtice, podľa príručky „Guidelines for Endoscopic Spinal Surgery“, schválenej výborom ISMISS 28. 1. 2010, www.ismiss.com
At EuroPainClinics, your doctors are top-class specialists with many years of foreign experience and with the international certification FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice), which is awarded by the World Institute of Pain. The FIPP certification is a confirmation of the physician’s deep knowledge and experience in the field of interventional pain management and his competencies in performing minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. Our doctors belong to an elite group of around a thousand FIPP holders around the world and are fully available for you and your treatment.
Evidence-Based Medicine – EBM
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) means that, not only the individual experience of one particular physician is used in the treatment of a patient, but the experience of several physicians for a given issue, which can, whether in diagnosis or therapy itself, point to more current, more appropriate and more effective approaches, and thus bring the patient a better treatment result. Proposed solutions and their evidence are gathered through research activities and the results are published in professional journals, which serve as a source of up-to-date information for physicians around the world.
This is also the essence of Clinical Research at EuroPainClinics, which today includes seven clinical studies registered in the international registration database ClinicalTrials. govPRS, U.S. Pat. National Institutes of Health. Their goal is a scientific contribution to the improvement of medical treatments and their implementation in practice within the EBM.
At the EuroPainClinics workplaces, the so-called multidisciplinary approach, where the experience of experts in many other fields (neurosurgery, orthopaedics, rheumatology, etc.) is also used in determining the treatment of a medical indication of a complicated or more serious nature.