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Pain in the Neck: More Options Than Ever for a Common ComplaintIn this short talk, neurosurgeon Irene Say, MD, discusses neck pain, one of the leading causes of disability, delineating the range of age-related degenerative issues that MRI reports typically sum up as “cervical spondylosis.”
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for PhysiciansOur web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Healthcare Reform Spine Surgery: Decision Making Stakeholders Perspectives and Moral HazardIn this lecture Sigurd Berven, MD, discusses the decision making in complex spinal surgery and how to make informed decisions for the patients, to help them receive the outcomes they are expecting.
Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful ClosureDr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.
Optimize Spinal Surgery Outcomes Through TeamworkVascular surgeon Dr. Charles Eichler discusses UCSF’s success with including vascular surgeons in lumbar fusion procedures and finding the least invasive approach for each patient.
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Considerations for Deformity Surgery in the Young AdultIn this presentation Lionel N. Metz, MD, will discuss considerations for the young adult deformity patient, case examples, common pitfalls and modes of failure, and causes of pain after adult reconstruction.
Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: SurgeryShane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC, discusses surgical approaches for patients with spinal disorders including the various options to achieve decompression and realignment, stabilizing the patient and obtaining a fusion. The rationales behind these choices are also discussed.
Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: DiagnosisShane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC, presents case examples of older patients with spinal disorders and focuses on approaches that are integral at arriving at an accurate diagnosis: patient history, physical examination and imaging, including X-ray, CT and MRI.
Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis?When choosing the most appropriate surgery for adult scoliosis patients, the patient’s chief complaint is key. Dean Chou, MD, discusses the criteria to consider when patients present with specific symptoms, and describes when a more conservative surgical approach is feasible.
Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and OutcomesAaron J. Clark, MD, PhD, describes the minimally invasive approaches of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and its advantages over open TLIF surgery including the benefits for the obese and elderly, fewer complications and less pain.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic ReviewLee A. Tan, MD, provides a review of past and current treatment strategies for spinal deformities, including breakthroughs such as Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic ParametersDr. Lee Tan reviews cervical deformity radiographic parameters, including cervical lordosis, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, chin-brow vertical angle, T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle and neck tilt.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part III: Case ExamplesLee Tan, MD discusses three recent cervical spine and thoracolumbar spinal deformity cases and the surgical interventions used to treat these diverse conditions.
Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment OptionsPraveen Mummaneni, MD, provides an overview of lumbar spondylolisthesis, the advantages and disadvantages of fusion and non-fusion treatment, and outcome data for specific populations, including female, elderly and obese patients.
Awake Spinal Surgery Case StudyPraveen Mummaneni, MD, presents a lumbar spondylolisthesis case study and discusses the short- and long-term surgical outcomes for minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions.