Minimally invasive spine surgery(MISS) used advanced technology and innovatiive techniques to treat back and neck pain cauesd by variety of spinal disorders. Minimally invasive spine surgery minimizes soft tissue damage, may be less risky and is less invasive option compared to traditional open spine surgery. In genaral, Minimally inavasive spine surgery decreases the hospital stay by one-half. A typical endoscopic discectomy surgeries are performed in the same day, and the patient go home shortly after the surgery in the same day. However, after lumbar fusion surgery, patient goes home in 2 to 3 days.
You are admitted in the hospital. Anesthesia is given and the surgery is performed. Post procedure you will be transefered to 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 surgery which is performed. There may be bruising around the area which is not abnormal.