Fellowships with NeuroSpine Institute

Fellowships with NeuroSpine Institute

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.


Robert Masson, MD
NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando

Considerations in Minimally invasive decompression and reconstruction- Thoracic and Lumbar

  1. 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
  2. Management of muscle and retractors
  3. Percutaneous fluoroscopic headless pedicle screw placement and use of the pedicle screw as a neuronavigation tool
  4. Trans-foramenal Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
  5. Interpedicular foramenal microdecompression vs. traditional central decompression (laminectomy)
  6. Dorsal segmental onlay fusion options given preservation of dorsal bone anatomy
  7. Multi-level Intervertebral Reconstruction Decompression
  8. Atraumatic Segmental Deformity Correction and Percutaneous Instrumentation options
  9. Stabilization options- rigid vs dynamic
  10. Percutaneous and endoscopic spine surgery
  11. Biologics and Stem-cell technology
  12. Case review and Clinical decision-making
  13. Advanced use of fluoroscopy and the future of neuronavigation
  14. Endoscopic decompression/stabilization/fusion options

Spine Surgeons Skilled Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

The NeuroSpine Institute and Dr. Robert Masson are announcing a vacancy for an associate position in Orlando, FL. The ideal candidate is Board Eligible/Certified in Neurological or Orthopedic Surgery and is interested in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. The candidate must be eager to learn, and advance not only the skills but the understanding of spinal […]

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