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What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

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Updated March 24, 2005

Question: What is minimally invasive spine surgery?
Answer: Minimally invasive spine surgery is a new trend that uses technology to help the surgeon exactly locate the area upon which she or he will operate. It also uses technology to perform the surgery more efficiently.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is done through incisions of less than an inch long. The incisions are so small that damage to surrounding muscles and other tissues is avoided. This in turn, speeds healing and recovery.

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