Is Microdiscectomy considered Minimally Invasive Surgery?
I am getting confused reading these forums and want to clear this up before I see my neurosurgeon again, regarding prolapsed lumbar disc.
Some posts in these forums and most things I have read seem to consider Microdiscectomy as minimally invasive surgery, however some posts (Keano16 if you are around please) seem to indicate that it is not.
1. Are there different minimally invasive and invasive types of Microdiscectomy
2. What are the minimally invasive alternatives for a herniated lumbar disc?