Contemporary Endoscopic Spine Surgery brings the reader the most up-to-date information on the endoscopy of the spine. Key opinion leaders from around the world have come together to present the clinical evidence behind their competitive endoscopic spinal surgery protocols. Chapters in the series cover a range of aspects of spine surgery including spinal pain generators, preoperative workup with modern independent predictors of favorable clinical outcomes with endoscopy, anesthesia in an outpatient setting, management of complications, and a fresh look at technology advances in a historical context. The reader will have a first-row seat during the illustrative discussions of expanded surgical indications from herniated disc to more complex clinical problems, including stenosis, instability, and deformity in patients with advanced degenerative disease of the human spine.
This volume (Advanced Technologies) covers the following endoscopic spine surgery topics in 19 detailed chapters: endoscopic intradiscal therapy and foraminoplasty, evidence based medicine in spine surgery, artificial intelligence for spine surgery, postoperative management, transforaminal lumbar endoscopy and associated complications, laser applications in full endoscopy of the spine, high frequency surgery for the treatment of herniated discs, lumbar MRI, cost and maintenance management of endoscopic spine systems, regenerative medicine, interbody fusion, endoscopic intravertebral canal decompression after spinal fracture, treatment of lumbar tuberculosis, treatment of degenerative scoliosis, treatment of thoracic meningioma with spinal canal decompression, and cervical endoscopic unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression (CE-ULBD).
About the editor:
Dr. Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski is the founder of the Center For Advanced Spine Care of Southern Arizona and the Surgical Institute of Tucson, where he directs a minimally invasive spine care program which focuses on spinal endoscopy and interventional pain surgery. He served as faculty at the University of Arizona and is doctor honoris causa and visiting professor at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Universidad Sanitas, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. Dr. Lewandrowski has dedicated his career to translational clinical research and was awarded grants by highly competitive funding agencies including the National Institute of Health. He is recognized as a pioneer of minimally invasive outpatient endoscopic spinal surgery by consistently achieving excellent surgical outcomes. Dr. Lewandrowski is an award-winning clinician-researcher that has published 97 peer-reviewed journal articles, 35 book chapters, edited 12 textbooks, and holds 6 patents. He employs vetted proven protocols in his day-to-day clinical practice that apply cutting-edge technologies.
Herniated disc, Laminectomy, Spinal stenosis, Facetectomy, Ligamentum flavum, Osteotomy, Radiculopathy,Fusion, Cervical, Laser, Lumbar, Radiofrequency, Low back pain, Endoscopy, Neck pain, Pain management, Decompression, Outpatient surgery, Laminotomy, Evidence Based Medicine
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