Beginning July, 2016, the NeuroSpine Institute will offer a combined Orlando/Park City, UT six month fellowship in Spine Performance Surgery of the neck and low back. The paid fellowship will be available to Board Eligible or Certified Neurosurgeons and Spine Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons looking to obtain high-level performance in Next Generation spine surgery strategies.
The fellowship will focus on minimally invasive spine surgery solutions such as microsurgical decompression, motion sparing and fusion based spinal 3d reconstruction strategies. Included will be intense participation in all iMAS procedure categories such as degenerative, post-traumatic, revision, and scoliosis as well as cervical spine surgery options including endoscopic, atraumatic anterior approaches, custom partial corpectomy’s and extensive cervical arthroplasty.
The candidate will finish with the highest level of training in advanced fluoroscopic assisted surgery, microsurgical drill use and complex microsurgery of the spine, and he or she will understand the role of preparation, organization, strategy and sequencing while learning complete procedural solutions for disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine.
Several landmark studies need to be performed and pertinent literature added for advanced minimally invasive spine surgery not only utilizing decompression strategies, but ADR, stabilization and fusion strategies as well. A CV from prospective applicants will be considered for appointment.
SPINE FELLOWSHIP ININTERPEDICULAR MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY-IMAS
Robert Masson, MD
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando
Considerations in Minimally invasive decompression and reconstruction- Thoracic and Lumbar
- Microsurgical anatomy of the interpedicular space
- a. preforamenal, foraminal and postforamenal segments of each nerve root
- b. relationship of the foramen and nerve root to the cephald pedicle for advanced minimally invasive foramenal decompression
- c. relationship of disc space to caudal pedicle for management of lateral and far lateral discetomy, and trans-foramenal interbody fusion options