Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

For many years he has been a pioneer in the use of MISS/laparoscopic surgery. He has lectured extensively and taught this technique internationally. This approach has now evolved into minimal access spine surgery (MASS) whereby practising small 2-4 cm abdominal or posterior lumbar incisions greatly improve the patient’s cosmesis but more importantly, reduces blood loss, morbidity, post-operative pain and rehabilitation. Furthermore, using MASS techniques in conjunction with artificial lumbar disc replacement has evolved into the concept of motion preservation surgery. This technique shows great promise in reducing morbidity as compared with posterior spinal fusion and harvesting of bone graft. He is now a leader in his field in MISS and has developed a number of pedicle screw and retractor systems to help facilitate MISS. He is also a global surgeon proctor for XLIF surgery.