These surgeons are among young leaders in the spine field today. Many were chief residents and underwent prestigious spine and neurological surgery fellowships.
The list was developed based on publicly-solicited recommendations and editorial research. Please contact Laura Dyrda with questions.
DISC has built a reputation for performing both routine and complex outpatient surgeries efficiently, while providing outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. With this track record and expertise, DISC is the ideal partner to support SCA in furthering our mission to improve healthcare in America
The researchers examined the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to evaluate how duty-hour restrictions impacted complications, mortality, length of stay and charges for patients who underwent spine surgery. Data was examined for patients who underwent spine surgery from 2000 to 2002 and then after the reform was enacted from 2005 to 2008.
Los Angeles-based Health pointer welcomed neurosurgeon Thomas Chappell, MD, to its medical staff.Spine surgeon Daniel Murrey, MD, CEO of Ortho Carolina, was featured in The Charlotte Observer discussing the practice’s bundled payment program.Atlanta-based More house College honored Alvin Crawford, MD, with its “Candle in the Dark” award presented annually to individuals who distinguish themselves in service, achievement, leadership.
Eighty percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life – that is an epidemic! A lot of my patients have very serious spine conditions and conventional methods such as physical therapy and prescription medication doesn’t work for them. They need a permanent solution to their problem, but spine surgery was always considered to be a last resort.
Doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas have become the first west of the Rocky Mountains to perform spinal fusion surgery using a new sophisticated robotic-guided technology that brings a new level of accuracy to these delicate operations.
Robotic technology for orthopedic and spine surgery procedures is evolving, and surgeon opinions and use are changing as well. A recent panel at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting discussed robotic technology and recent data released. Click here to read that article.
You probably know someone personally who has experienced back pain. That’s because back pain is not only common, it’s an epidemic! An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.
Scripps Encinitas Doctors First in West to Perform Spine Surgery with New Advanced Robotic Technology
Encinitas CA—Doctors at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas have become the first west of the Rocky Mountains to perform spinal fusion surgery using a new sophisticated robotic-guided technology that brings a new level of accuracy to these delicate operations.
Contribution of Round vs. Rectangular Expandable Cage Endcaps to Spinal Stability in a Cadaveric Corpectomy Model
Expandable cages are gaining popularity in anterior reconstruction of the thoracolumbar spine following corpectomy as they can provide adjustable distraction and deformity correction. Rectangular, rather than circular, endcaps provide increased resistance to subsidence by spanning the apophyseal ring.
Positional MRI (pMRI) has recently been proposed as an alternative to conventional MRI techniques. pMRI offers the advantage of assessing cervical spine pathology in the neutral, flexion, and extension positions. pMRI also allows examination of the cervical spine in a more physiologic, weight-bearing position as compared to traditional supine MRI imaging.
Robotic spine surgery is very new, less than 10 years old. There are only 10 hospitals in the US offering it and we are the second hospital in California to offer this technology.
This work reviews the epidemiology, evaluation, treatment, and return-to-play guidelines for athletes with degenerative disk disease and herniated nucleus pulposus. Although most athletes with degenerative disk disease and herniated nucleus pulposus improve with conservative treatment, athletes with persistent symptoms may benefit from lumbar discectomy surgery.
Tri-City Medical Center has become one of the nation’s leading hospitals in robotic surgery. Using the Mazor Renaissance guidance system, the medical center has performed 201 Mazor Robotic surgeries over an 18-month period. This number is unprecedented in California. In addition, no patient has returned for revision surgery.
While the number of spine surgeons certified to perform robot spine surgery is still small, the ranks of robotics-certified physicians are growing. Here are 49 spine surgeons that operate with robotic assistance.