Resources from leading medical experts from UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
The UCSF Spine Center is one of the largest centers of its kind in the country, treating 10,000 patients a year. It brings together world-renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, psychiatry and other specialties to design the most effective treatment for each patient's condition. The team includes experts in cancer, pain management, physical therapy, radiation oncology and rheumatology.
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This presentation from pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, shines a light on the developing spine. Focusing on scoliosis and kyphosis, he offers definitions, classifications, physical exam and testing pointers, treatment options ...
In 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.
Dr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.
Vascular 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.
In 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.
Shane 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 ...
Shane 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.
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 ...
Aaron 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.