Surgical Demonstrations

Watch top surgeons demonstrate multiple techniques using cadavers.


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These surgical technique demonstrations will occur in the general session room on Friday, September 27 throughout the day.
Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS

The first demonstration will be Endoscopic Spine Surgery featuring Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Miami Hospital, where he also serves as spine neurosurgery fellowship director and professor of the departments of neurosurgery and rehab medicine. Dr. Wang will cover key points on endoscopic surgery, and perform a lumbar endoscopic decompression and interbody fusion.

John C. Liu, MD

MIS Tubular Decompression

John C. Liu, MD

John C. Liu, MD, is a professor of clinical neurological surgery at the Keck School of Medicine and co-director of the University of Southern California Spine Center at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Liu will address Minimally Invasive Tubular Decompression and TLIF as well as demonstrate an MIS Tubular Decompression and MIS TLIF with Percutaneous Pedicle Screws.

Juan S. Uribe, MD

Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion

Juan S. Uribe, MD

Juan Uribe, MD, is chief of the division of spinal disorders, Volker Sonntag chair of spine research, and vice chairman of neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Uribe will provide an overview of Minimally Invasive Lateral Approaches for Interbody Fusion and Corpectomy and demonstrate Minimally Invasive Transpsoas Lateral Interbody Fusion technique.

K. Daniel Riew, MD

Cervicothoracic Osteotomy for Cervical Kyphosis

K. Daniel Riew, MD

K. Daniel Riew, MD is professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, co-chief, Spine Division, director of Cervical Spine Surgery and co-director of the Columbia Spine Fellowship. Dr. Riew will address Cervical Deformity and Correction Techniques and demonstrate a Cervicothoracic Osteotomy for Correction of Cervical Kyphosis.

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Spinal Deformity Correction

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Lawrence G. Lenke, MD, will discuss Osteotomies for Spinal Deformity Correction and perform a Complex Osteotomy for Spinal Deformity Correction. Dr. Lenke is professor of orthopedic surgery, chief, division of spinal surgery, director, spinal deformity surgery, co-director, Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Surgery Fellowship, Columbia University, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, surgeon-in-chief at The Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at New York-Presbyterian/Allena.