Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery - MISS

    • Only provider of minimally invasive back surgery in Ireland
    • Offering quick recovery, less complications and less pain
    • Cutting edge solutions. Modern facilities. State of the art facilities
    • Call to book an immediate consultation to discuss your options
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Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast is the first and currently only provider to offer this minimally invasive surgery in Ireland.

Spine surgery is traditionally done as "open surgery," meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision (20-30cm) to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique (3cm incision).

Because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve a long incision, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.

Spine surgery is typically recommended only when a period of nonsurgical treatment — such as medications and physiotherapy has not relieved the painful symptoms caused by your back problem. In addition, surgery is only considered if your doctor can pinpoint the exact source of your pain, such as a herniated disk or spinal stenosis.

 

How to access Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

  • To avail of the service, it is necessary to first book an initial consultation. 
  • If you have no previous imaging available (MRI or CT scans) it may be necessary to have these undertaken after your consultation. 
  • If you are suitable for the procedure it can usually be performed within a few weeks.
  • Treatment will last a few hours in theatre.
  • You may stay in hospital for 1-2 nights.

 Suitability

MISS is potentially suitable for anyone wishing a quick recovery with less complications, however it is especially useful for those who require rapid recovery such as sports professionals or athletes. 

 

Additional Spine Related Services

Chronic & Spinal Pain

Back & Spinal Conditions


If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02890 667878 or through our patient booking team contact form.

Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Ashraf Abouharb M.D , FRCS Ed.

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Mr Nikolay Peev

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

Mr Mano Shanmuganathan

Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon

Patient Journey

Find out what your journey will be from diagnosis to treatment

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Patient Testimonials

"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient

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