Focused Issue on Current Trends and Advancements in Spine Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-22 15:05:45


This focused isuse on “Current Trends and Advancements in Spine Surgery” is edited by Dr. Kern Singh, from Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Co-Director Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, USA

Dr. Kern Singh has dedicated his career to pioneering minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spinal Institute at Rush. He is known for his excellent surgical outcomes and his use of cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Singh is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Mobile messaging and smartphone apps for patient communication and engagement in spine surgery
    Ryan Spiker, Vadim Goz, University of Utah, USA
  2. 3D printing of custom implants in spine surgery
    Matthew W. Colman, Rush University Medical Center/Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Chicago, USA
  3. Robotics in spinal surgery
    Dhruv K.C. Goyal, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, USA
  4. Changing reimbursement models and private equity ownership in spine surgery
    Mark F. Kurd, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, USA
  5. Endoscopic transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion without general anesthesia: technical innovations and outcomes
    Michael Y. Wang, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, USA
  6. Orthobiologics in spine surgery
    Kern Singh, MD, Rush University Medical Center, USA
  7. Spine surgeon ownership of ambulatory surgery centers
    Sravisht Iyer, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  8. Endoscopic decompression in spine surgery
    Yong Ahn, MD, Gachon University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
  9. Artificial disc replacement in spine surgery
    Sheeraz Qureshi, Hospital for Special Surgery, USA
  10. Multimodal analgesia and anesthesia techniques for same day spine surgery
    Kern Singh, Rush University Medical Center, USA
  11. Anticoagulation and TXA use in spine surgery
    Kern Singh, Rush University Medical Center, USA
  12. Physician owened hospitals in orthopedics
    Peter Derman, Texas Back Institute, USA
  13. Predictive modelling in spine surgery
    Safdar Khan, The Ohio State University, USA