Lateral Access Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Michael Y. Wang
  • Andrew A. Sama
  • Juan S. Uribe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luiz Pimenta, Luis Marchi, Leonardo Oliveira, Fernanda Fortti, Etevaldo Coutinho, Rubens Jensen et al.
      Pages 3-9
    3. Paul Porensky, E. Emily Bennett, Edward Benzel
      Pages 11-21
    4. Gisela Murray, Chun-Po Yen, Juan S. Uribe
      Pages 23-25
    5. Matthew D. Alvin, Daniel Lubelski, Thomas E. Mroz, Michael P. Steinmetz
      Pages 27-30
    6. William D. Long III, Federico P. Girardi, Andrew A. Sama
      Pages 31-34
    7. Jim Youssef, Douglas Orndorff, Sue Lynn Myhre
      Pages 35-49
  3. Approach and Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Viren S. Vasudeva, Muhammad M. Abd-El-Barr, Yi Lu, Michael W. Groff
      Pages 61-66
    3. Reid R. Hoshide, William R. Taylor
      Pages 67-72
    4. Hesham M. Zakaria, Muwaffak Abdulhak
      Pages 73-80
    5. Elyne Kahn, Kevin S. Chen, Paul Park
      Pages 81-87
    6. Matthew F. Gary, Michael Y. Wang
      Pages 89-97
  4. Soft Tissue Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Gisela Murray, Chun-Po Yen, Juan S. Uribe
      Pages 101-102
    3. E. Jyles Rodgers, W. B. Rodgers
      Pages 103-109
    4. Cristian Gragnaniello, Kevin Seex
      Pages 111-125
    5. Jay Rhee, C. Rory Goodwin, Daniel M. Sciubba
      Pages 127-133

About this book


This well-illustrated textbook is the first comprehensive and authoritative source of information on minimally invasive lateral access spine surgery. It covers all aspects of the subject, including patient selection, approach and monitoring techniques, soft tissue management, application in a variety of pathologies, technical nuances, and the prevention and management of complications. In addition, current controversies in the field are discussed and the biomechanics of lateral spinal reconstruction, the physiologic benefits, and cost implications are explained.

Over the past decade, the emergence of minimally invasive lateral access spine surgery has created a revolution in spine treatment. This trend began with the introduction of extreme lateral interbody fusion, a totally new spinal procedure. In recent years, the conversion of more than 15% of lumbar spinal fusion procedures to a lateral approach has been due to the unique advantages of this approach over conventional anterior or posterior surgery. All major purveyors of spinal products and implants have entered this market enthusiastically, and all major spinal societies now conduct annual cadaveric and didactic courses to teach the technique.

As use of the lateral approach in spinal surgery has become more popular, so its diversity and complexity have increased. Nevertheless, coverage in the literature is typically limited to single chapters, and the spinal surgeon seeking to achieve optimal results must rely on chance discussions with colleagues at meetings to learn the latest information. Lateral Access Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is designed to fill this vacuum. Written by world experts on the topic, it will be an excellent resource for both beginning and experienced surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Y. Wang
    • 1
  • Andrew A. Sama
    • 2
  • Juan S. Uribe
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Miami Neurological SurgeryMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Spine SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical Center Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of NeurosurgeryUniversity of South Florida Tampa General HospitalTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28318-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28320-3
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