Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS

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SNG-Newsletter-072013 julynewsletterMinimally-invasive spine surgery encompasses surgery that achieves the following:

  • Small incision
  • Working under a microscope
  • Earlier mobilization
  • Latest techniques
  • Smaller scars/less scar tissue
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Less soft tissue damage
  • Reduced muscle retraction
  • Decreased postoperative narcotics
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Possibility of performing on outpatient basis
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to work and activities

The Neurosurgeons at Sierra Neurosurgery Group use MISS techniques, when appropriate, in the neck, back and even brain.

  • Anterior cervical fusions and artificial discs
  • Posterior cervical foraminotomies
  • Lumbar fusions
  • Lumbar microdiscectomies
  • Spinal fusions, performed from the front, back or side
  • Kyphoplasty for fractures
  • X’STOP


If you would like us to see a patient, or even if you have questions about how to proceed with a workup, don’t hesitate to call Sierra Neurosurgery Group at (775)323-2080.