What Our Members Say
Joining SMISS supports all the programs that the society offers and supports its ability to continue to offer excellent content, which in turn enhances your practice and patient care.The meetings, speakers and website content have been integral to developing my practice and the benefits of minimal invasive spine surgery for my patients.
As a spine surgeon utilizing minimally invasive techniques, SMISS really represents my interests. It is a group of like-minded surgeons focused on advancing the field through research and collegial dialogue. My involvement has allowed me to keep my knowledge current; pushed me to consider new and different ways of addressing spinal pathology; and provided access to a wonderful network of minimally invasive surgeons from around the world.
SMISS broadened my horizons for patients’ based accurate and minimally invasive spine treatment. It will be further expanding to the world following the 1st international section of SMISS AP!
SMISS is the best platform where MIS spine surgeons all over the world “cross-pollinate” and share technical, clinical and research experiences. The SMISS community is built around improving patient outcomes, advancing MIS spine techniques and promote research initiatives.
If you perform any minimally invasive spine surgery in your spine practice, participating in SMISS is a must. There is a heavy focus on research, data, outcomes, pearls, and pitfalls of MIS spine surgery. The conference is always educational, collegial, and cutting edge, the MIS leaders are always in attendance and approachable. I never leave a meeting without a new technique or modification to an existing technique that I incorporate into my practice.
SMISS is a leader organization in the development, advancement and technology in minimally invasive spinal surgery thinking in the benefit of the patient. The society promotes the exchange of information, knowledge, and experience among colleagues from around the world; stimulating young surgeons to join and engage.
SMISS is the only society completely focused on MINIMALLY INVASIVE spine surgery. As the armamentarium of minimally invasive techniques continues to grow, I count on SMISS to provide the education and data to support my practice.
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As a young surgeon, SMISS provides me with a unique forum to discuss minimally invasive techniques with my peers and develop relationships with the pioneers in the field of MIS. The annual meeting is a highlight in my calendar but the relationships the society provides extends far beyond those few days in October!
I joined SMISS because it is really the only society that is dedicated to minimally invasive spine surgery. SMISS allows me the opportunity to interact with and learn from other spine surgeons who employ minimally invasive techniques. This is particularly helpful when evaluating new technology or when incorporating new procedures into my practice.