Two spine surgeons from Rush — Kern Singh, MD, and Frank Phillips, MD, — worked alongside medical students and a research coordinator to compare the costs associated with open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in 33 patients to the costs associated with using minimally invasive surgery in the same number of patients between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010 at Rush University Medical Center.
The study was presented at the International Society of the Advancement of Spine Surgery's 2012 annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain.
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