Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) allows surgeons to treat spinal disorders and injuries using specialized instruments and precision techniques. Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery over open surgery may include reduced pain, less scarring, and faster recovery.
- Herniated discs
- Spinal trauma
- Spinal deformities, such as scoliosis
- Spinal compression
- Spinal instability
- Degenerative spinal disease
- Congenital spinal anomalies
You may be a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery if you have a spinal disorder that cannot be treated without surgery. Your doctor will recommend a treatment based on your particular spinal disorder, medical history, age, and overall health.
- Date of last review: April 19, 2017
- Author: Laura Snyder, MD