Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is a general term that includes multiple procedures. The advantages include smaller incisions, decreased bleeding, less muscle injury, shorter stays in the hospital and less postoperative pain.
Dr. Garcia is well trained in multiple minimally invasive techniques including lumbar fusion, percutaneous instrumentation, microendoscopic decompression/discectomy and others.
While this type of surgery has many advantages for patients, it is important to understand that not all spine conditions can be treated effectively using a minimally invasive technique.