Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Surgical Techniques and Disease Management

  • Frank Phillips
  • Isador Lieberman
  • David Polly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Omar N. Syed, Kevin T. Foley
      Pages 3-13
    3. Paul D. Kim, Choll W. Kim
      Pages 15-21
    4. Y. Raja Rampersaud, Kevin Macwan
      Pages 23-33
  3. Enabling Technologies for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Harel Deutsch
      Pages 37-41
    3. Pawel P. Jankowski, Richard A. O’Brien, G. Bryan Cornwall, William R. Taylor
      Pages 43-53
    4. Hussein Alahmadi, John E. O’Toole
      Pages 55-60
    5. Xiaobang Hu, Isador H. Lieberman
      Pages 61-66
    6. Praveen K. Yalamanchili, Scott D. Boden
      Pages 67-77
    7. Christopher A. Yeung, Anthony T. Yeung
      Pages 79-88
  4. Surgical Techniques: Minimally Invasive Posterior Decompression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Neil M. Badlani, Frank M. Phillips
      Pages 91-97
    3. Albert P. Wong, Zachary A. Smith, Rohan R. Lall, Richard G. Fessler
      Pages 99-108
    4. Sapan D. Gandhi, D. Greg Anderson
      Pages 109-115
  5. Surgical Techniques: Fusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Larry T. Khoo, Zachary A. Smith, Ian Johnson, Xue Yu Hu
      Pages 119-127
    3. Jonathan N. Sembrano, Sharon C. Yson, Edward Rainier G. Santos, David W. Polly Jr.
      Pages 129-139
    4. Isador H. Lieberman, Xiaobang Hu
      Pages 141-149

About this book


Over the past decade, minimally invasive techniques have developed rapidly and are widely applied in the management of spine disorders. With the development of enabling technologies, including specifically designed spinal retractor systems, intra-operative imaging and navigation technologies, and real-time neural monitoring, minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques are safe, effective and reproducible. Indeed, studies have confirmed the clinical and economic advantages of these procedures.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery includes detailed discussions of enabling technologies, surgical techniques (including posterior decompression and fusion), approaches to specific diseases and conditions, as well as strategies to manage the unique risks and complications of MISS. Generously illustrated, this will be an essential reference for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and all health care professionals who treat the spine.


MIS MISS Posterior decompression Spinal fusion minimally invasive spine surgery minimally invasive surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Phillips
    • 1
  • Isador Lieberman
    • 2
  • David Polly
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Scoliosis and Spine Tumor CenterTexas Back Institutes, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoPlanoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5673-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5674-2
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