Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)


Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is sometimes called less invasive spine surgery. In these procedures, doctors use specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions.Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.


1Does minimally invasive spinal surgery hurt?
MISS involves surgical work on the back of the spine. Smaller incisions are made so that a nearby structure is not damaged. Generally, this is a less invasive procedure involving faster recovery than most open surgeries. An anaesthetic or sedative is used to numb parts of the body subjected to surgical work. This helps you remain conscious but relaxed at the same time.
2What is the outlook on minimally invasive spinal surgery?
Smaller incisions are made, and the focus remains on the affected area so you can anticipate a much shorter hospital stay. This means you will experience much less pain postoperatively, and you can return to work much sooner than expected.
3How long will it take for me to recover after minimally invasive spinal surgery?
Recovery is much faster than open spinal surgery. Usually, you can return to your usual activities six weeks after the procedure.