Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) used advanced technology and innovative techniques to treat back and neck pain caused by a variety of spinal disorders. Minimally invasive spine surgery minimizes soft tissue damage, may be less risky and is a less invasive option compared to traditional open spine surgery. In general, Minimally invasive spine surgery decreases the hospital stay by one-half. Typical endoscopic discectomy surgeries are performed on the same day, and the patient goes home shortly after the surgery on the same day. However, after lumbar fusion surgery, the patient goes home in 2 to 3 days.
You are admitted to the hospital. Anesthesia is given and the surgery is performed. Post-procedure you will be transferred to a normal hospital room.
There may be a bit of pain for which you will be given analgesics. You shall then be discharged with medical and follow up advise.
You may be advised to see the surgeon after a week for stitch removal. Follow up is also important to see if healing is proper. Initially, there may be some soreness and pain depending on the type of surgery which is performed. There may be bruising around the area which is not abnormal.