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Tolgay Şatana - Minimal invaziv omurga cerrahisi

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is mainly used in the treatment of the most common pathologies related to disc herniation and foraminal stenosis. The aim of MISS treatments is to reduce the surgical corridor with the smallest incision without damaging any muscle tissue or bone.

My Approach

Minimally invasive surgery is a completely percutaneous procedure, it can be performed under local/regional anesthesia in seamless, bloodless, daily surgeries. In addition, if there are necessary instability other than disc herniation;  (MISS) surgery is to stabilize the spinal bones with cages in the same way. 

Compared to open spine surgery, minimally invasive surgical approaches may be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. 

Minimally invasive surgical treatment  reduces trauma to muscles and soft tissues, preserves the stability of the structure, and prevents the nucleus pulposus.


Surgical benefits for patient care;

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions (seamless surgery 6 mm)

  • bloodless  

  • Reduced risk of muscle damage 

  • It is not necessary to cut the muscle

  • Reduced risk of infection and post-operative pain

  • Faster recovery 

  • limited rehabilitation needed

  • Less necessary pain medications after surgery

  • It can be performed as an outpatient treatment under local anesthesia in cases where the risk potential is high in elderly patients 

  • Visual digital  function evaluation, surgical recording system


Conditions Treated

  • degenerative disc disease

  • herniated disc

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Discitis and  infections

  • Spinal instability, including spondylolisthesis

  • Vertebral compression fractures

  • Biopsy and diagnosis of spinal tumors

MISS   is not defined as "eased using a small incision". It is harmless, bloodless. Instead, it should be called LESS INVASIVE SURGERY. Minimally invasive spine surgery could lead to cellular therapies.

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