Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Lumbar Spine

  • Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Angelo Chierichini, Stefano Santoprete, Luciano Frassanito
    Pages 1-19
  3. Cesare Colosimo, Marco Pileggi, Alessandro Pedicelli, Germano Perotti, Alessandro Maria Costantini
    Pages 21-47
  4. Charles A. Gauci
    Pages 49-81
  5. Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti, Walter Bini
    Pages 83-105
  6. Christian Giannetti, Rapahel Bartalesi, Miria Tenucci, Matteo Galgani, Giuseppe Calvosa
    Pages 121-142
  7. Gianluca Maestretti, Lorin Michael Benneker, Riccardo Ciarpaglini, Etienne Monnard
    Pages 167-181
  8. Nicola Di Lorenzo, Francesco Cacciola
    Pages 183-207
  9. Carlo Doria, Francesco Muresu, Paolo Tranquilli Leali
    Pages 209-227
  10. Massimo Balsano
    Pages 229-242
  11. Roberto Postacchini, Gianluca Cinotti
    Pages 243-261
  12. Yair Barzilay, Eyal Itshayek, Josh E. Schroeder, Meir Liebergall, Leon Kaplan
    Pages 281-310
  13. Giandomenico Logroscino, Wanda Lattanzi
    Pages 311-331
  14. Giuseppe Costanzo, Alessandro Ramieri, Alessandro Landi, Maurizio Domenicucci, Roberto Delfini
    Pages 333-346
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book


Minimally or noninvasive surgical techniques have profoundly changed the way surgeons operate today. The possibility of offering the patient a selection of spinal surgical procedures, based on mediating the consequences of surgery while maximizing the results of the procedure has resulted in a growing interest in minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS). MISS is a multidisciplinary subject involving the orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, radiologists, anesthesiologists and pain management specialists, each of which needs to act in unison to maximize the benefit to the patient.


Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Lumbar Spine represents the first multidisciplinary review of the topic in which the focus is on the management of the patient throughout the perioperative period. The Editor and his carefully selected group of Contributors focus on correct diagnoses using the most appropriate imaging. The book reviews anesthesiology techniques, the optimal minimally invasive approach, treatment of lumbar disc herniation and degenerative disc disease, and the most advanced applications of robotic surgery. It will therefore be vital reading for all spinal orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, anesthesiologists, and interventional radiologists involved in the management of patients who would benefit from MISS procedures.


Lumbar Spine Minimally Invasive Surgery Orthopedics Surgical Orthopedics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pier Paolo Maria Menchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Florence University, Florence, Italy and Department of Orthopaedics, Rome American Hospital,RomeItaly

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