A Short Note on Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine SurgeryAnthony T Yeung1,2,3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anthony T. Yeung M.D.
Voluntary Professor, University of New Mexico
School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Executive Director of International Intradiscal and Transforaminal
Therapy Society, Associate in Desert Institute for Spine Care, Phoenix, USA
Tel: +1 602-944-2900
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 03, 2017; Accepted date: April 06, 2017; Published date: April 09, 2017
Citation: Yeung AT (2017) A Short Note on Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery. J Spine 6: e127. doi:10.4172/2165-7939.1000e127
Copyright: © 2017 Yeung AT, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Almost all spine surgeons tout minimally Invasiveness in spine surgery as a beneficial focus. The meaning of minimally invasiveness, however, is actually a concept with different meanings for each surgeon. To some, it is the use of smaller incisions using standard surgical approaches, the use of tubular retractors, and/or the use of surgical magnification with a microscope, or an endoscope. Minimally invasiveness often advertises the use of lasers as a sexy and high tech surgical tool to tout their state- of- the- art surgical technique in minimally invasiveness, but it is not used as a needed part of the surgery unless visually used with endoscopes under irrigation.