Chair’s Message

The International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS) is one of the largest minimal invasive surgery associations in the world. ISMISS Turkish Chapter has been re-established in 2012. I would like to express my gratitude to Prof. Dr. Fahir Özer, the first chair of the chapter, for his valuable contributions so far. 

As it is the case around the world, minimal invasive surgery in Turkey is arousing considerable interest. As ISMISS Turkey, we are aiming at becoming pioneers in the field and unite all the orthopedists and neurosurgeons around the same objective. 

Our goal is to expand our web of members, introduce the minimal invasive surgery to new generations, share our experience, and play a vital role in the development of the field. 

Your valuable contributions will motivate us to progress and will help our association have a promising future. 

Warm regards, 

Prof. Dr. Mehmet ZİLELİ