Who is SMISS?

And why are they important to me?

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Who is SMISS?

The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to improving the health of patients with spinal disorders by advancing the highest quality minimally invasive spinal care for our patients.

For MIS Surgeons:
The Society provides a forum for surgeons to exchange ideas and foster outcome-based research in the field of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). It provides education and training of its members in the latest cutting edge techniques and promotes the safe and effective use of technology.

For Spine Patients:
SMISS provides a resource for patients and their families, as well as physicians on up-to-date information in an effort to simplify and improve healthcare delivery to patients suffering from painful spinal conditions.

Why is SMISS Important to Me?

Members of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and the American Board of Neurosurgery (ABNS).

  • SMISS members are in good standing with both the ABOS and ABNS. (Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Board Certifications)
  • Each member is approved by the Society board.
  • SMISS surgeons share the Society's vision to improve healthcare to patients suffering from spinal conditions.

To remain in good standing, each Society member is required to attend at least one annual meeting every 2 years and submit work related to minimally invasive research during each 2 year period.

Through the Society, SMISS surgeons have access to the latest training programs in minimally invasive surgery and participate in discussions with other MIS surgeons on important issues that pertain to MIS.

The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery endeavors to provide patients and their families with a valuable resource to find objective and fair information related to MIS treatments.

Updated on: 10/10/12
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