In Early years spine surgery was done by slightly cutting the concerned area. It was similar to open heart surgery. So it is categorized as open surgery. However with the technological advancement in these last few years this open surgery has become more precise and less painful. This surgery needs a little opening on the concerned site which allows very little damage to the nearby muscle. There are several types of minimally invasive spine surgery and the include anterior longitudinal ligament resection, complex minimally invasive surgery with lateral approach, extreme lateral interbody fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, percutaneous posterior pedicle screw fixation, minimally invasive surgical corpectomy, smith-Petersen osteotomy, pedical subtraction osteotomy and many more.
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Last date updated on July, 2014