Just need someone who might understand. got some information today that my surgeon did a completely different surgery than the one I signed on for. Additionally, he put something in my back that is still undergoing clinical trials and is contraindicated for some one of my size. Was told I was getting a tlif which is a minimally invasive surgery. Ended up with a PLIF which totally destroys back muscles vs a tlif. We are talking a 3 inch incision vs the 9 inch incision I ended up with. I know he did the interbody fusion but instead of the GOLD standard of rods and Pedicle screws he installed an Aspen Interspinous Process device which as I said is still undergoing clinical trials. but something is seriously wrong when he did a surgery that was never on the table (so to speak) in the first place.