Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is performed through tiny incisions in the skin with little impact to surrounding tissue. This approach allows surgeons to successfully treat a variety of spine-related problems with the least amount of tissue disruption while achieving the same surgical objectives as open surgeries.
Patients treated with MISS experience significantly reduced postoperative pain, shortened hospital stays, faster recovery and return to normal activity. ONS surgeons use MISS to treat disc herniations, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal instability and osteoporotic compression fractures.
Other Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Less blood loss during surgery
- Less pain after surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster Recovery
- Smaller scar