Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Northwest Indiana's Trusted Spine Team When necessary, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair spine damage without long recovery times. Our goal is the make the process as smooth as possible for you from the first meeting all the way through your recovery. When it comes to minimally invasive spine surgery, we use techniques that limit the sie of the incisions that are done during the surgery with the goal of lessening the time it takes for the body to heal. This also helps avoid additional risks of infection and more pain. When it comes to having to have surgery, it can be a stressful thing to think about. With our process, we focus on making the entire surgery as smooth as possible. Minimally Invasive Surgery Hyder’s commitment to patient-first care includes performing surgeries with TrueMIS, a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing surgical technique. The technique minimizes blood loss while allowing for faster surgeries and quicker recovery times. By avoiding a midline incision along the spine, TrueMIS protects the multifidus muscle, one of the major stabilizers in the back. Hyder performs every procedure with the same hand-picked surgical team of seven experienced professionals. Fully trained in TrueMIS, this team operates with precision and efficiency. Traditional, open surgery often requires an incision as large as 6 to 7 inches. The muscles need to be pulled aside for the surgeon to access the spine. However, pulling aside the muscles can affect the soft tissue and the muscles. That means an extended recovery time for the patient. In minimally invasive spine surgery, the surgeon uses imaging to pinpoint where to make the incision, typically just 3 centimeters. The surgeon inserts a retractor, a tool that creates a small tunnel to the problem area, keeping the muscles out of the way during the operation. A special microscope can also be used with the retractor to magnify the view.The surgeon uses small instruments that fit through the retractor to perform the surgery. When the procedure is complete, the surgeon removes the tubular retractor and the muscles can return to their original positioning.