The evolution of minimally invasive spine surgery

Jang W. Yoon, Michael Y. Wang

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The field of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has rapidly evolved over the past 3 decades. This review follows the evolution of techniques and principles that have led to significant advances in the field. While still representing only a subset of spine surgeries, MISS’s goals of reducing soft-tissue trauma and mitigating the morbidity of surgery are being realized, translating into more rapid recovery, lower infection rates, and higher cost savings. Future advances in technology and techniques can be anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-158
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2019


  • Cost
  • Economic
  • Endoscopic
  • Minimally invasive
  • Percutaneous
  • Spine
  • TLIF
  • XLIF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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