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SMISS-Neurospine Special Issue
Topic: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Editorial Board, we are very pleased to announce that Neurospine will publish a special issue on minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) in collaboration with SMISS (Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; The target date for this special issue is October 2022.

We are pleased to announce our partnership with our colleagues at SMISS, the world-leading group in the field of MISS. SMISS was founded as a non-profit organization in 2007 to provide a venue for spine specialists dedicated to MISS to gather. Throughout the last decade, this organization has grown into an international hub for minimally invasive spine surgeons, including both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. We are looking forward to a fascinating collaboration discussing the latest high-level clinical and research advances in MISS. With the shared purpose of advancing spine surgery through research and education, we hope to promote an international exchange of knowledge and ideas through this issue dedicated to MISS.

By this special issue, in collaboration with SMISS, we wish to provide our readers the most advanced knowledge in this field from top leaders in MISS. Of course, we also hope to present an open space for active, unlimited discussion through your participation.

The lead editors for this issue are Dr. Jin-Sung Kim (Korea), Dr. Yoshihisa Kotani (Japan), Dr. Junseok Bae (Korea), Dr. Juan Uribe (USA), and Dr. Roger Härtl (USA). In addition, 15 guest editors and 4 executive editors will also play major roles in contributing to this special issue.

The editorial team members for this special issue comprise expert, world-leading MISS surgeons and researchers, who will help to ensure that the articles published in this special issue will provide balanced views and evidence-based knowledge to our readers.

Lead Guest Editors

Jin Sung Kim
(Catholic Univ., Korea)
Yoshihisa Kotani
(Kansai Medical Univ., Japan)
Junseok Bae
(Wooridul Hospital, Korea)
Juan Uribe
(Barrow Neurological Institue, USA)
Roger Härtl
(Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, USA)

Guest Editors

Kyoung Tae Kim
(Kyungpook National Univ., Korea)
Jeong-Yoon Park
(Yonsei Univ., Korea)
Paul Park
(Univ. of Michigan, USA)
Michael Wang
(Univ. of Miami Hospital, USA)
Sheeraz Qureshi
(Weill Cornell Medical College, USA)
Zhaomin Zheng
(The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen Univ., China)
Yong Hai
(Beijing Chaoyang Hospital¸Capital Medical Univ., China)
Chien-Min Chen
(Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan)
Ronald A. Lehman
(Columbia Univ., USA)
Khoi Than
(Duke Univ., USA)
Brian Kwon
(New England Baptist Hospital, USA)
Kern Singh
(Rush Univ., USA)
Ken Ishii
(International Univ. of Health and Welfare (IUHW) Mita Hospital, Japan)
Toshiyuki Takahashi
(Fujieda Heisei Memorial Hospital, Japan)
Hsuan-kan Chang
(Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan)

Executive Editors

Dong Hwa Heo
(Seoul Bumin Hospital, Korea)
Woo-Keun Kwon
(Korea Univ., Korea)
Hee Seok Yang
(Seoul Barunsesang Hospital, Korea)
Guang Xun Lin
(The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen Univ., China)

Requested Article Information

Submissions covering any aspect of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery will be considered. Requested article and video types include:

• Essays
   The History of SMISS and Global Impact

• The recent advancement of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS)

• Debates on MISS based on Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
      • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
         Transforaminal Endoscopy versus Interlaminar Endoscopy
         Uniportal Endoscopy versus Biportal Endoscopy
         Over-the-Top Decompression: Full-Endoscopy vs Microscopic Tubular
      • LumbarFusion
         MIS-TLIF vs Lateral LIF
         Trans-psoas LIF vs Ante-psoas LIF
         PEEK cage vs 3D Printing cage
         Expandable cage vs non-expandable cage
      • Etc
         ACDF (ADR) versus MIS Posterior foraminotomy
         Endoscopic RF rhizotomy: Technical updates and Review of Literature
         Minimally invasive spinal surgery with Augmented Reality
         Research paper about MISS/Endoscopic Surgery using Global Survey

• Other scientific papers

Submission DeadlineMay. 31, 2022
Publication DateSeptember. 2022
Submission website

Best Regards,

Editor in Chief, Neurospine
  Yoon Ha, MD, PhD

Deputy Editors
  Wen-Cheng Huang, MD, PhD
  Masakazu Takayasu, MD, PhD 

Associate Editor
  Seung-Jae Hyun MD, PhD

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