The goal of minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgery is to stabilise the vertebral bones
and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure on the spinal nerves, which is often caused
by conditions like Spinal instability, bone spurs, herniated discs, scoliosis, and
spinal tumours are examples of such conditions.
Minimally invasive spine surgery can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time than open spine surgery. Because there is less trauma to the muscles and soft tissues (in comparison to open procedures), the potential benefits are as follows:
- Smaller skin incisions produce better cosmetic results (sometimes as small as several millimeters)
- Surgery results in less blood loss.
- Muscle damage is reduced because less or no muscle cutting is required.
- Surgery recovery time and rehabilitation time are both reduced.
- Reduced reliance on pain medications following surgery
Furthermore, some MIS surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures with only local anaesthesia, reducing the risk of an adverse reaction to general anaesthesia.