Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) was ﬁrst performed in the 1980s, but has recently seen rapid advances. Technological advances have enabled spine surgeons to expand patient selection and treat an evolving array of spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, fractures, tumors, infections, instability, and deformity. MIS aims to reduce tissue trauma, bleeding and to improve the healing process. The procedure allows for all of this to be done without damaging the body.