Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to create knowledge and deliver standard programs, tools, and techniques that raise the competencies and quality of our global member communities and inspire them to continuously improve patient safety, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and the cost-effectiveness of MISS.

SMISS is an international community of spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons who have chosen to specialize in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). The SMISS Community is open to other medical professionals, academics, and researchers who wish to become general members of the organization because they share an interest in MISS.

This mission embraces the following charitable objectives:

  • To encourage innovation and progress in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery.
  • To encourage scientific research in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery
  • To establish educational activities for the safe and efficacious application of minimally invasive spinal technologies.
  • To provide unbiased, evidence-based information relevant to minimally invasive spine surgery for all healthcare providers and the public at large.