What Is Minimally Invasive
Using innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) may be a treatment option for your spinal disorder or chronic back and neck pain.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) is more than a set of advanced surgical instruments and techniques—it is a revolution in the way physicians treat patients. Using high-powered microscopes to operate through small incisions, surgeons can now approach the spine with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue. The end result is reduced post-operative pain, faster recoveries and better outcomes, with patients typically returning home the same day.
Spine surgery can now be performed as an outpatient procedure with better results, a smaller incision and a faster recovery.
Revolution in Spine Surgery
An integral piece to providing a new level of minimally invasive care is the team behind you. The DISC model features an exceptionally advanced outpatient surgical center, sports and spine clinic, soft tissue center and next-generation diagnostic imaging all under one roof. Delivering the most complete and integrated patient experience possible, non-surgical conservative care, pain management and rehabilitation physicians work closely with spine, orthopedics and sports medicine specialists. This unique collaboration among physicians relieves stress and yields accurate, rapid diagnosis.
DISC’s approach to spine care is unique. Designed by physicians and certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), DISC’s facility is not only built to surpass traditional hospital standards, but is customized to handle complex spine disorders in an intimate environment. With flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, gourmet meals and tasteful finishes, the result is a VIP experience more like a five-star hotel than a hospital.
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker recovery
- Reduced blood loss
- Less soft tissue damage
- Smaller surgical incisions
- Less scarring
- Improved function
Experience the DISC Level of Healthcare
Diagnostic Pain Management
DISC’s pain management specialists use multiple resources to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat the true source of pain in the least invasive method.
By bringing together multiple specialties under one roof, DISC can treat patients quickly with better outcomes. DISC’s physicians combine years of expertise with a world-class facility to offer patients an unrivaled level of care.
With hospital infection rates as high as 5-10%, DISC’s center is designed to reduce post-operative infections using custom, 100% HEPA-filtered air handling units and strict nursing protocols. Performing over 4000 cases, DISC’s Marina del Rey facility has zero surgical infections to date.
As a physician-owned facility, DISC’s services are delivered in a personal and professional manner. From initial consultation to treatment, DISC’s skilled team works to accommodate, inform and simplify the patient’s health care experience.