Now routinely used in almost all intradural operative procedures in the brain. Its use has resulted in smaller wounds, less postoperative neural and vascular damage, better hemostasis, more accurate nerve and vessel repairs, and surgical treatment of some previously inoperable lesions
By completing the operation through small incisions, the surgeon can safely work on the spine without disturbing normal tissue. As a result, patients are less likely to develop complications, recover sooner and can quickly return to normal activities. Traditional surgical methods for delicate operations require incisions loner in length. In recent years, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical techniques.