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Minimally invasive spine surgery

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Arya Nick Shamie, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic and Neurosurgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses minimally invasive spine surgery and the reasons why it has taken longer to evolve than other types of keyhole surgery.

Reading:
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