Minimally invasive surgery has made tremendous strides in recent years, with exciting advances in instrumentation and techniques rapidly changing the scope of these procedures. Here is the first text to comprehensively review the newest developments shaping the field today and in the future. You will find in-depth guidelines and approaches for performing cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery; percutaneous procedures; and state-of-the-art image-guided and robotic surgery. Enhanced by nearly 650 high-quality images, this text is an essential resource for all specialists who want to fully understand these operative methods and integrate them into their practice. Key features include: -Technique-oriented text that also provides the fundamentals for a complete understanding of the minimally invasive approach -Seven clear, well-defined sections for quick reference -Key discussions of minimally invasive interbody fusion; thoracic discectomy, trauma stabilization, lumbar decompression, tumor resection, and much more! For all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and spinal surgeons, this is an invaluable and practical tool as well as an educational resource. You will not find a more thorough or current review of minimally invasive spinal techniques written by the leading surgeons in the country. Upgrade and expand your practice with this key information!