Minimal Invasive Surgery

Minimal Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS)

Minimal invasive spinal surgery involves the use of smaller incisions that minimize damage to the surrounding muscles and ligaments of the spine. These less invasive surgeries allow for the following benefits when compared to traditional surgeries, including:
Faster recovery times
Reduced infection and blood loss
Faster return to your regular lifestyle.

The indications for MISS are the same as those for traditional open surgery.


In a minimally invasive discectomy, surgeons use special retractors and a microscope or endoscope to perform the removal of the herniated disc. This allows our surgeons to make smaller incisions that lead to a faster recovery. Laminectomy Patients with single-level or two-level stenosis of the lumbar spine are usually sent home on the day of surgery. A laminectomy can be used to treat spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc.

Spinal Fusion

We routinely perform minimally invasive fusion of the lumbar spine from the side (XLIF surgery) as well as from the back (TLIF or PLIF surgery). Spinal fusion may relieve symptoms of many back conditions, including the following: Degenerative disk disease, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal stenosis, Scoliosis, Fracture, Infection, Tumor

Spinal Instrumentation

Spinal instrumentation is a method of keeping segments of the spine immobile after spinal fusion surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon inserts screws and rods to the spine to keep the bones in alignment while the bone graft heals and they fuse together.


Kyphoplasty is an outpatient procedure used to treat compression fractures in the spine. A compression fracture is when all or part of a vertebra collapses due to problems like osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), cancer or injury. We insert a special balloon through the needle, into the bone, and inflate it. The balloon can help to restore the vertebra to its original shape. Bone cement is injected into the space to impart stability and make sure it does not collapse again.

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