Truly Minimally Invasive
Because the minimally invasive industry has become extremely competitive, multiple misconceptions have resulted. And while many doctors claim to perform minimally invasive procedures, few actually are trained to do so, making it more important than ever for patients to not only interview doctors, but to know the right questions to ask and to be educated on the correct answers.
As pioneers in minimally invasive procedures, the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute (MISI) doctors are trained spine specialists and never use expandable retractors. Our equipment allows us to go between the muscle, often through an incision as small as 3 mm, to avoid cutting the muscle altogether. See the difference for yourself now. Click here to watch our interview on ABC’s Good Morning Texas.
At MISI, we perform a comprehensive list of spine procedures tailored to each patient’s specific condition and never take a one-size-fits-all approach. With the ability to treat pain with small lasers, in many cases our patients experience only local anesthesia, day surgery and a Band-Aid® for healing, resulting in less recovery time, less trauma, and less scarring.
Innovative Pain Mapping
Utiliziing state-of-the-art tools, pain mapping is a groundbreaking process that allows for the precise pinpointing and isolation of back and neck pain. When a nerve becomes irritated, it can be extremely challenging to find the exact pain source and often MRIs or CT scans are not adequate. But at MISI, we use real-time, medication-filled X-ray injections to find the specific nerve causing the pain, a procedure that is highly successful and rare to find among our peers, as it must be performed by a trained physician.
Unlike other practices, our surgeons are trained spine specialists, specifically fellowship-trained and educated in the most innovative, minimally invasive laser technologies on the market. As leaders in their field, the MISI doctors are advisors to many international spine technology companies and have helped design many groundbreaking tools for the spine surgery industry.
It is more important than ever for patients to not only interview doctors, but to know what questions to ask as well as the correct answers. When comparing your options, make sure others offer the same benefits as the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.