Minimally invasive spinal surgery has made tremendous strides in the past decade, with advances in instrumentation and techniques rapidly changing the scope of these procedures. Highlighted by nearly 650 high-quality images, this is the first text to comprehensively review the critical aspects and developments in the field. It features in-depth guidelines and approaches for performing cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery; percutaneous procedures; and image-guided and robotic surgery. You will also find key discussions of minimally invasive interbody fusion, thoracic discectomy, trauma stabilization, lumbar decompression, tumor resection, and more.
With contributions from leading surgeons throughout the country, this text provides a solid foundation in minimally invasive spinal techniques. For all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and spinal surgeons, it is both a useful tool and an educational resource for integrating these operative methods into practice.A valuable resource for the neurosurgeon or orthopedist interested in learning more about endoscopic spinal surgery. Each technique is elucidated by an abundance of clear, colorful images. Step-by-step illustrations are also included. Considering the breadth and quality of its contents, the price of $169.95 is reasonable. Because of the rapid proliferation and growing acceptance of minimal access spinal technologies, the arrival of this text is timely indeed. --Journal of NeurosurgeryAt last we have a beautifully illustrated definitive work on endoscopic spinal surgery and instrumentation. This masterpiece brings together renowned experts in their fields from all over the world. It not only crosses continents but also crosses the traditional boundaries between neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. Each author instructs the reader in valuable technical details and gives practical advice on how to maximize patient benefit. The only rational alternative to buying this book is for the enthusiastic endoscopic spine surgeon to undertake an expensive and time-consuming world tour to visit each author in turn. The authors and publishers are to be congratulated.--The Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine''This is a must buy for most neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery department libraries. It would also fit very well into general medical libraries.'' -- Doody's Book Review