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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center

Minimally invasive spine surgery—often abbreviated as MISS—uses advanced technology and innovative techniques to treat back pain and neck pain caused by a variety of spinal disorders. In the SpineUniverse MISS Center, learn about minimally invasive spine procedures, from decompressions to fusions.

What Is Microlaminectomy and Microlaminotomy?

The main goal of microlaminectomy and microlaminotomy is to take pressure off your spinal cord and nerves to relieve your back pain and/or leg pain. Learn why these procedures may be an attractive option compared to open laminectomy and laminotomy.

Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

This article gives a step-by-step overview of what happens during lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, which is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure used to treat herniated discs.

Interspinous Process Decompression

Discover how interspinous process decompression (IPD)—a minimally invasive spine surgery—can ease your back pain, and learn about its benefits and risks. Also, learn why IPD, such as the X-STOP implant, is used to treat spinal stenosis.

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) uses advanced technology to treat back and neck pain caused by a variety of spine conditions. With a quicker recovery time than open approaches, MISS is becoming an attractive option for many patients.

What Is Microdiscectomy?

Microdiscectomy is one of the most common minimally invasive spine procedures. Also known as microdecompression, microdiscectomy is a type of decompression technique that takes pressure off your spinal cord or nerve roots to relieve your pain.

TLIF and PLIF: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries

Learn what spine conditions TLIF and PLIF are most commonly used for, how they can be performed minimally invasively, and the potential risks associated with these spine surgeries.