Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Which Are The Things That You Need To Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is a kind of medical procedure on the bones of your (like a spine). This type of medical procedure uses more modest entry points than a standard medical procedure. This frequently makes fewer issues close by muscles and various tissues. It can prompt less torment and quicker recuperation after a medical process.

We are all aware, that a spine injury can be very dangerous and can worsen if it is not treated at the right time. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is a new coming technology of modern-day Spine surgery practice.

There are well-established technologies like Endoscopic and Laparoscopic surgery for various surgical problems. To manage spine problems, minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) offers similar advantages for Spine problems.

Different kind of the issues are treated by minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) —

  1. Herniated disc
  2. Spinal instability, including spondylolisthesis
  3. Spinal tumors
  4. Spinal infections
  5. Degenerative disc disease
  6. Vertebral compression fractures
  7. Lumbar spinal stenosis

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) uses more modest careful entry points, and it is almost safer than other conventional medical procedures. Still, even with negligibly minimally invasive surgery, some dangers are associated with the intricacies of sedation, draining, and contamination. Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) will, in general, slice recuperation time down the middle when contrasted with conventional medical procedures.

Patients who were sent home the day of the medical procedure are frequently back to work following fourteen days. Recuperation can take up to four to about a month and a half.

If we consider open surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) involves many limited or keyhole access to the spine. This helps to make surgery faster, less painful, and also helps in quick recovery.

There are some advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery, which are being discussed below:

  1. Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery
  2. Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions (sometimes as small as several millimeters)
  3. since there is less or no cutting of the muscle, which reduces the risk of muscle damage
  4. Less blood loss from surgery
  5. Some MISS surgeries can also be performed under local anesthesia and as daycare procedures, which makes the hospital stay very short
  6. Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
  7. Faster recovery from surgery and minor rehabilitation required.

Now, after discussing the problems treated by Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and the advantages of the same, we can discuss procedures that are performed routinely today.

  1. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty:

Percutaneous cement augmentation can treat Osteoporotic spinal fractures by the procedures called “Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.”

  1. Endoscopic Spine Surgery:

Through an endoscope, spine surgery involves approaching the by a very literal approach. The whole procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the incision is hardly equal to a fingertip. The risk of neurological injury is very less due to patients are awake during the procedure. After the surgery, patients can be made to walk immediately and be discharged in a few hours or the next day.

  1. Discectomy or Decompression by Tubular retractors: 

This procedure includes serial dilatation of muscles, and also, by using Tubes, it reaches the affected area of the spine. But considering the standard open approach involves cutting and stripping muscles from bone to get that part. Through tubes, Discectomy and Decompression procedures can be done. In this procedure, an incision would be 2-3 CMS only and ensures quick recovery and short hospital stay.


It stands for minimally invasive spine surgery Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. For degenerative spine problems like listhesis (slipping of a vertebra) or Spinal canal stenosis (compression of spinal nerves), the Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedure is routinely done surgery. Through small incisions on either side, a minimally invasive Fusion procedure involves inserting a screw. A Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedure is done by a small 2-3 CMS incision on one side of the spine. Quick recovery and faster rehabilitation are ensured due to Small incisions and a shorter time to heal.

These are the things that you need to know about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), a new coming technology of modern-day Spine surgery practice.