MISS Basics

What Are the Current MISS Treatments?

There is a rapid increase in technology that allows surgeons to treat patients with minimally invasive procedures. Some of these techniques are now well established, while others are new and evolving. The best MISS technique will depend on the specific character of the problem. While the list of MISS techniques continues to expand, the most commonly employed today include:

  • MIS cervical foraminotomy
  • Tubular Microdiscectomy
  • Tubular Decompression
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • MIS Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • MIS Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF)
  • Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Instrumentation
  • Endoscopic discectomy and decompression


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