The Expanding Role of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
December 30, 2013•15 min
Hosted by: Mark Nolan Hill
Guest: Paul Holman
At first glance, minimally invasive spine surgery sounds like a contradiction in terms: how could an operation on an area of the body so complex, be navigated successfully through only a few simple incisions? Dr. Paul Holman, a neurosurgeon for the Methodist Neurological Institute at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, joins host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill to explore the intricacies of these procedures, as well as the outcomes: how do the results of minimally invasive spine surgery compare with the more traditional open procedure? Dr. Holman also takes a look ahead, envisioning the technologies and techniques of future minimally invasive spine procedures.