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Patient safety and increased efficiency

How MISS can help

Benefits for everyone

Your patient, your hospital and yourself

As a highly skilled surgeon, it is important to you to give your patients the best possible treatment. You are also under pressure to increase efficiency and, where possible, to lower hospital costs without risking that these savings affect patient safety.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) can deliver a number of benefits to your patients. A smaller incision means reduced damage to surrounding tissue,1,2 less blood loss,1-3 and decreased scarring.1 In addition, this reduction in tissue trauma yields lower complication rates,1,4 better pain outcomes,2,4 and fewer infections,1 which translate into a faster recovery time and hospital discharge for your patients.1-4

The shorter OR times5 and lower cost5,6 of MISS mean that your institution can be more efficient and cost-effective, enabling your hospital or treatment center to reduce utilization of resources and to increase surgical case volume.5

MISS delivers benefits to your patients and your hospital, and to you, too

But it requires visualization systems that allow you to work with small incisions and in deep channels at the same time.

2 Christina L. Goldstein, Frank M. Phillips and Y. Raja Rampersaud, "Comparative Effectiveness And Economic Evaluations Of Open Versus Minimally Invasive Posterior Or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion", SPINE 41, no. 8 (2016): S74-S89, doi: 10.1097/brs.0000000000001462.

1 Douglas G. Orndorff, M.D. et al., "Minimally Invasive Approaches For Spine Surgery", Journal Of The Spinal Research Foundation 8, no. 1 (2013): 49-55.

3 Kern Singh et al., "A Perioperative Cost Analysis Comparing Single-Level Minimall Invasive And Open Transforaminial Lumbar Interbody Fusion", The Spine Journal 14, no. 8 (2014): 1694-1701, doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.10.053. Non-randomized, non-blinded prospective review to determine the difference in hospitalization costs and payments for 66 patients treated with primary single-level MIS versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).

Curious about how new generation surgical microscopes can bring additional benefits to MISS?

Stay tuned and learn more soon

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    Orndorff DG et al. Minimally invasive approaches for spine surgery. J Spinal Res Foundation 2013;8:49-55

  • 2

    Wang J et al. Comparison of one-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in degenerative and isthmic spondylolisthesis grades 1 and 2. Eur Spine J 2010;19:1780-1784

  • 3

    Goldstein CL et al. Comparative effectiveness and economic evaluations of open versus minimally invasive posterior or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: A systematic review. Spine 2016;41:S74-S89

  • 4

    Mobbs RJ et al. Minimally invasive surgery compared to open spinal fusion for the treatment of degenerative lumbar spine pathologies. J Clin Neursci 2012;19:829-835

  • 5

    Singh K et al. A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Spine J 2014;14:1694-1701

  • 6

    Wang MY et al. Acute hospital costs after minimally invasive versus open lumbar interbody fusion: data from a US national database with 6106 patients. J Spinal Disord Tech 2012;25:324-328