- What to Ask your Doctor
What to Ask About Your Doctor’s MISS Practice
The following are some questions you should ask your doctor about his/her practice if you are considering Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS).
- What percentage of your practice involves MISS vs. open surgery?
- How long have you been doing MISS?
- What is the difference between Open vs. MISS?
- How many MISS procedures have you performed in the last 6 months?
- What training have you had in MISS surgery?
- Do you present your work on MISS at peer-reviewed scientific meetings and journals?
- How do I prepare for MISS?
- What are the risks of MISS?
- What will happen during MISS?
- What will my recovery look like after MISS?
- Are you Board-certified by either the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.abos.org) or the American Board of Neurological Surgery? (www.abns.org)
*Nationally recognized Board-certification entities are listed in the American Board of Medical Specialties (www.abms.org). The ABOS and ABNS are currently the only recognized Boards for spinal surgery.