Minimally Invasive Surgery
In minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use different kinds of techniques to operate with less injury to the body than with the open surgery. In general, it is not dangerous than open surgery and allows you to recover faster and heal with less pain and scarring. Minimally invasive surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis or requires only a short hospital stay. The main goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) surgery is to alleviate the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — frequently a result of situations such as a spinal instability, bone spurs, herniated discs, scoliosis or spinal tumors.