South Denver Spine

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

The aim of MISS is to minimize damage to the muscles and surrounding structures enabling faster recovery and less pain.

  • uses the latest advanced technology to treat back pain and neck pain

Benefits of MISS

Minimizes the trauma to the back muscles.

  • By preserving the integral back muscles and minimizing muscle atrophy, MISS alters the bio-mechanics of the back to a lesser extent than traditional open surgery.

Other benefits of MISS over the traditional open spine surgery include:

  • Small surgery scars
  • Less risk of infection
  • Minimal blood loss during surgery
  • Minimal post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to work and normal activities

Conditions suitable for MISS

Some of the spinal conditions treated using MISS techniques are:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal column tumors
  • Infections
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs


Risk and Complications

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with minimally invasive spine surgery. The risks and complications of MISS may include infection, bleeding, nerve injury, or spinal cord injury as well as complications due to general anesthesia.

Together we can put you back on the path to a pain-free, active life