What to Ask Your Doctor

What to Ask About Your Doctor's MIS Practice

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The following are some questions you should ask your doctor about his/her practice if you are considering Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS). You can also download these questions as a printable PDF to bring to your doctor.

  • What percent of your practice involves MIS?
  • How long have you been doing MIS?
  • How many MIS procedures have you performed in the last 6 months?
  • What training have you had in MIS surgery?
  • Do you present your work on MIS at peer-reviewed scientific meetings and journals?
  • Are you Board-certified by either the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.abos.org) or the American Board of Neurological Surgery (www.abns.org)?*

* Nationally recognized Board-certification entities are listed in the American Board of Medical Specialties (www.abms.org). The ABOS and ABNS are currently the only recognized Boards for spinal surgery.