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What is microdiscectomy "back surgery"?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: MISS
Micro discectomy surgery is simply the removal of the disc using the microscope to illuminate and magnify the operative site.
It may used thru a conventional incision or thru minimally invasive techniques tubes as small as 18 mm. When utilized thru a tubular system or other similar retractor system it is called minimally invadive spinal surgery (miss).

In brief: MISS
Micro discectomy surgery is simply the removal of the disc using the microscope to illuminate and magnify the operative site.
It may used thru a conventional incision or thru minimally invasive techniques tubes as small as 18 mm. When utilized thru a tubular system or other similar retractor system it is called minimally invadive spinal surgery (miss).
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