This comprehensive reference provides essential clinical information for planning and performing the full spectrum of anterior spine surgeries. Here, in one convenient volume, you'll receive expert, step-by-step guidance in both open and endoscopic procedures, as well as instruction in relevant anatomy, instrumentation, and underlying principles. The book is divided into three general sections and covers a host of common and rare cervical, thoracic, and lumbar diseases requiring anterior access. Individual chapters within each section bring you straight into the operating room with detailed descriptions of specific surgical techniques. Together with Dr. Zdeblick and other widely recognized surgeons such as Drs. Paul Anderson and John Regan, you'll examine specific cases, review pertinent indications, weigh treatment options, select appropriate approaches, and deal with any complications that arise during the course of surgery. Along the way, you'll not only garner concrete technical knowledge that applies directly to your daily practice, but also pick up valuable tips that will help you optimize outcomes and avoid pitfalls in the OR. Benefits * Learn fast-more than 300 illustrations make it easy to understand the procedures. * A complete reference-contains both neurosurgical and orthopedic information. * This true how-to book guides you through even the most complex procedures. * Master the skills needed to stay at the forefront of the field! Audience No matter the level of expertise, orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical residents are sure to find much to learn in this pragmatic guide to anterior spine surgery.