Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)
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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)

Southwest Spine Institute offers an alternative to traditional open back and neck surgeries, motion limiting fusion surgeries and artificial disc replacements by utilizing the latest techniques for pain causing neck and back conditions through minimally invasive endoscopic LASER procedures. Southwest Spine Institute procedures are unique in that most of our surgeries are outpatient day surgeries. Because we utilize minimally invasive techniques with micro-incisions, hospitalization is not required. Our patients walk out of the hospital within hours after their surgery.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) is becoming the trend and the method of choice over traditional spine surgery. MIS, utilizing much smaller incision and endoscope, typically results in better clinical outcome, less pain and scarring, faster recovery time, lower risk of complications, as well as a reduction in healthcare costs. Southwest Spine Institute offers the widest range of MIS procedures available anywhere.

What is a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS)?

Traditionally, spine surgery utilizes a large incision and detaches spine muscles to visualize the spine. This technique can be very traumatic to the muscular system.

MIS refers to growing number of surgical procedures which achieve the same or better surgical result than traditional surgery on the spine with much smaller incisions and little or no cutting of the muscle. This is performed by highly specialized Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeons utilizing specially designed instruments and endoscope or microscope. (Ask your surgeons if they are fellowship-trained IN spine surgery!)

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Smaller Incision
  • Minimal Blood Loss
  • Less Pain after Surgery
  • No Soft Tissue Damage
  • Less Scarring
  • Less Pain Meds after Surgery
  • No Fusion
  • Faster Surgery and Recovery
  • Better Long Term Outcomes/Results
  • NO Hospital stays
  • Decrease Overall Costs
Are you a candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

You should be evaluated by a Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon if you have:
Neck, Shoulder and Arm pain, numbness or weakness.
Back, Buttock, and leg pain, numbness or weakness.

Southwest Spine Institute's Fellowship-trained spine surgeons utilize the latest technology to evaluate and diagnose the patients who may qualify for minimally invasive spine surgery.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries we offer:
  • Laser Fluoroscopic Assisted Spine Injections
  • Minimally invasive Cervical (neck) Encoscopic discectomy and decompression
  • Microscopic cervical (neck) fusion
  • Minimally invasive microscopic / Endoscopic laser lumbar discectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
  • Percutaneous Pedicle Screws
  • Kyphoplasty to treat osteoporotic compression fracture
  • Selected Fusion for Scoliosis
Southwest Spine Institute only adopts new techniques when their safety and quality are clearly proven. However, once these proofs have been provided, SWSI is at the forefront of developing and adopting new technologies and techniques for the benefit of our patients.