Do you know anybody with spinal or chronic back pain problems? Well, they might need what we call the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute. It is simply a procedure requiring a small incision of less than 1.5cm, hence the "minimally invasive" term. It is also known as laparoscopic surgery or band-aid surgery. This will result in less trauma for the patient and it also allows doctors to guide instruments along the length of the lumbar spine, diagnosing and treating problems in real time.