- Provides a surgical narrative to help the reader follow the operative videos
- Describes the potential complications of each procedure and how to avoid them
- Includes operative videos showing real live cases
- Helps the reader understand all the currently available MISS techniques
This book includes operative videos and teaches the reader how to perform all currently available minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques. Each chapter covers a MISS procedure and includes an introduction, indications and contraindications, surgical technique, pitfalls and pearls, discussion, conclusion, references, videos and figures.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques is aimed at spine surgeons who are interested in learning or improving their MISS skills.
Gabriel Tender was born in 1968 in Craiova, Romania, and gained his medical degree there, before undertaking a neurosurgery residency at the Institute of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Bucharest, Romania and then moving to the USA. He completed surgical internships at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA and then a neurosurgery residency at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He was then a fellow researching pain inhibition at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD. He is currently a Staff Neurosurgeon at several hospitals in new Orleans and Director, Trauma Neurosurgery Program, University Hospital Campus of Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans, Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Program, University Hospital Campus of Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.