Traditionally Spine surgery is done as "open surgery” which requires the surgeon to make long skin incisions and dissect the muscle along the back to reach the spine, such extensive increase blood loss, increase risk of infection and cause back pain thereby prolonging the recovery period. In recent days, however, technological advances have allowed more spine conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique.
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is less invasive, in these procedures, specialized instruments are used to access the spine through small incisions allowing the surgeon to see only the location where the problem exists in the spine.
Less injury to muscles and other normal structures of the spine
Less post-operative pain
Shorter stay at the hospital
Early return to work
Conditions that can be treated:
Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
Spinal deformities (like scoliosis)
Spondylolysis (a defect in a part of lower vertebrae)