Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is not limited to a single surgery type. Rather, it is a philosophical approach that some surgeons take in planning surgery, and encompasses a variety of different surgical methods.

MIS emphasizes the approaches to the spine, and the importance of minimizing tissue trauma during surgery and minimizing blood loss. Our Neurosurgeons are MD’s uniquely trained in these MIS techniques, having undergone specialized fellowship training in addition to the normal rigors of neurosurgery training.

MIS Spine Surgery Benefits

  • Allows for a smaller incision (usually less than one inch)

  • Less scarring

  • Less pain

  • Outpatient surgery

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Faster recovery

  • Less surgical risk

  • Decreased blood loss

  • Decreased infections

Doctors Deukmedjian and Ahmadian are both leaders in the field of MIS surgery who has published extensively in the area of minimally invasive spine surgery and continue to pursue academic endeavors in that arena. Their fellowships in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery allow them to provide a variety of MIS options to their patients.

MIS Spine Surgery Techniques

  • Lateral interbody fusion (insert XLIF video)

  • Percutaneous pedicle screw placement

  • Kyphoplasty

  • Microdiscectomy

  • Cortical screw placement/MIS PLIF


  • Sacroiliac fusion

  • Rhizotomy/Radiofrequency ablation

Not all surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery, even though they may claim to; the specialized tools and techniques require unique expertise. The neurosurgeons at the NeuSpine Institute are experienced and highly trained MIS surgeons who will tailor a personalized treatment plan that include many non-surgical options. Call one of our friendly staff members to help set up your FREE MRI REVIEW.

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