I just got back from another consultation and it left me even confused. The doctor gave me the reasons why the open tlif is preferred than the MIS approach. All this time, i had settled on the MIS TLIF approach because of the shorter hospital stay, less muscle dissection, and quicker recovery time. After this initial consult, I am having second doubts. Please if anyone can answer that would be great. I just want to know the pros and cons of each approach.