Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

patient undergoing minimally invasive surgery with Dr. Nasser Ani

The Maximum Advantages of Minimally Invasive

When people suffer from pain in their backs or necks, they will do almost anything to get relief. For some, this will mean nonsurgical treatment that typically involves a combination of chiropractic care, physical therapy, and drug therapy. Others, however, will require surgery.


While nobody likes the idea of having spine surgery, today’s technology is far ahead of where it was even a few years ago. Procedures that once took many hours to perform with days spent in the hospital and months spent in recovery, can now be done in one to three hours with a simple overnight stay in the hospital, or even home the same day.


Called minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), these procedures are alternatives to traditional open surgical procedures and offer numerous benefits such as:


  • Smaller incision for less muscle and tissue disruption and damage
  • Less blood loss
  • Less post-operative discomfort or pain
  • Fast recovery and healing
  • Diminished need for pain medications after surgery


Dr. Ani is one of the leading experts in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques. Although not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery due to complex issues that require a more traditional approach, he will perform minimally invasive procedures whenever clinically indicated.