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January 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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Minimally Invasive Stabilization, MIS

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A procedure that relieves certain painful spine conditions

Minimally invasive stabilization (MIS) at is performed in an outpatient environment for patients who are in search of a minimally invasive approach to spine fusion.

When compared to open fusion procedures, the advantages of minimally invasive stabilization performed at hospitals include:


Currently, Laser Spine Institute offers a few types of minimally invasive stabilization surgical procedures to treat problematic discs that other types of endoscopic spine surgery do not treat.

Minimally invasive stabilization commonly treated conditions:

Less than 3 percent of patients that seek endoscopic spine procedures at are recommended for a minimally invasive stabilization procedure. General anesthesia is used for minimally invasive stabilization surgery at Laser Spine Institute, but the recovery time following surgery is fairly quick, resulting in the patient being able to leave the facility within a few hours postoperatively. The minimally invasive stabilization technique used on a patient will depend on the specific character of the patient’s problem.

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Back Surgery, Spine Surgery, Pain, Lumbar Surgery, Spine Pain, Low Back Surgery, Lower Back (Lumbar) Surgery

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Flower Mound Spine Surgeon - Spine Surgery Facts

Flower Mound Spine Surgeon – Spine Surgery Facts (Photo credit: jackiebese)

Many Low back pain and related symptoms are common but seldom is a lumbar spine surgery necessary.  Disorders that cause low back problems include lumbar spinal stenosis, disc herniation, adult degenerative spondylolisthesis, and degenerative. These conditions can cause severe pain and may lead you to think surgery is your only option.


When you might consider surgery?

The surgical choice

Your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon may recommend a minimally invasive spine surgical (MISS) procedure instead of traditional spine surgery.  The goals of either MISS or traditional spine surgery include: reduce nerve compression (called a decompression) and stabilize the lumbar spine.  During the discussion, you learn if your procedure can be performed as a minimally invasive spine surgery or open approach, and why.

Surgery may include spinal fusion with instrumentation.  Spinal fusion utilizes bone graft to stimulate bone growth.  Spinal instrumentation involves use of implants including rods, screws, and interbody devices to immediately stabilize the spine.  Fusion occurs as the spine heals.

Types of lumbar spine surgery

Be assured that your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon will discuss the best option to treat your lumbar conditions.  The type of surgical procedure depends on many factors, including your diagnosis and the goals of surgery.  Listed below are several types of low back spine surgical procedures:

Before your procedure

Before surgery, you visit your primary care doctor and/or other medical specialists (i.e., heart doctor, endocrinologist) to obtain a general health clearance.  This means your doctor has carefully evaluated your health in terms of undergoing surgery.  Your assessment may include blood tests, x-rays or other imaging studies, as well as special tests for existing medical problems (i.e., diabetes, osteoporosis).

A Review potential benefits and risks

Sure of course, the potential benefits of the surgery are important to know always, but so are the possible many risks and complications.  Your risks and complications may be different from those of another patient because you are unique in your own conditions.  Your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon takes that into serious consideration and thoughtfully explains potential risks to you, which may include infection, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and nerve damage.

After your surgery

You are moved from the operating room into the recovery area.  Here, the many nurses and medical staff closely monitor your vital signs with attention to managing post-operative pain.  You should expect some discomfort related to what your procedure was.

Your Post-operative care

Your surgery is over, but now your main recovery starts!  If you do not understand your post-surgical instructions or a problem develops, please call us—we are here to help you get to the proper person to help you.

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