Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
How about a surgical procedure? What is MISS?
MISS is one of the latest surgical techniques principled spine surgery minimally invasive. This technique uses an endoscope, microscope, assisted navigation tools, and monitoring to help achieve maximum accuracy during surgery. MISS become an alternative solution to handling spine because it has several advantages, namely a small wound, fewer complications, and help shorten hospitalization.
Is MISS safe to do? How does the level of risk?
People still think that the spine surgery likely to cause paralysis / disability. With MISS, patients need not worry as MISS using equipment and procedures that minimize damage to bone technology, nerves and other tissues around the surgical site, so that the level of risk of complications during and after surgery is small.
For what are the disorders of the spine may be done by the method of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Almost all patients with symptoms of spinal cord and spinal nerves can use this technique of solving the spine problem.
Since when MISS technology is used?
MISS has been used sucessfully for many years. The technology developed since the 1970s in which the spinal surgeon as Caspar, Yasargil and Williams perform surgery lumbar spine for the first time by using a microscope.
In 1975, Hijikata reported percutaneous endoskopic action for the first time in the world. And then followed by Kambin and Gellman in 1983.
Advantage of MISS
- well established
- rapid recovery and return to work or/and sports
- less post-operative pain
- small wound
- shorter hospital stay
Minimally invasive surgery is highly technical. This requires significant training of the surgeon and Dr Kevin Yip has more than 20 years in this line. Furthermore, the equipment needed to perform these procedures safely and effectively can be very expensive.
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Please Note: These questions do not replace the advice of a physician. It is important that you ask us all the questions you have about minimally invasive spine surgery.