Posted on June 22, 2011

Minimally invasive procedures are performed through a tiny incision in the skin with little impact to surrounding tissue. This approach allows surgeons to successfully treat a variety of spine-related problems with the least amount of tissue disruption while achieving the same surgical objectives as open surgeries.

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Patients treated with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) experience significantly reduced postoperative pain, shortened hospital stays, faster recovery and return to normal activity. ONS surgeons use MISS to treat disc herniations, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal instability and osteoporotic compression fractures.

Neurosurgeon Amory Fiore MD discusses minimally invasive spine surgery.