Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) and Endoscopic Techniques


Academia, Singapore General Hospital

Tuesday, May 1 2018

Intensive 1-day workshop

This one-day intensive workshop demonstrates the recent evolution of percutaneous endoscopic procedure as well as its current stance as a feasible treatment alternatives for various lumbar spine pathologies. Reflecting the higher demands from the patients' for a smaller incision, minimized manipulation to normal structures, as well as consequent faster recovery, these percutaneous procedures have been well acclaimed from various minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) related societies around the globe recently.

Chairmen and Faculty

Jeff Wang, MD

Jin-Sung Kim, MD

Jun-Ho Lee, MD

Patrick Hsieh, MD

Christoph Hofstetter, MD, PhD

Sebastian Ruetten, MD

Martin Komp, MD

Chien-Min Chen, MD

Jiancheng Zeng, MD

Richard Ibrahim, MD

Ralf Wagner, MD

Hyeun Sung Kim, MD, PhD

Zhen-Zhou Li, MD

Alastair Gibson, MD

Verapan Kuansongtham, MD

Dong-Hwa Heo, MD

Guntram Krzok, MD

What you'll learn

  • Perform the basic skills for the endoscopic approaches (transforaminal & interlaminar) and should be capable of selecting proper modality based upon preoperative anatomical and imaging considerations Describe contraindications to the performance of the procedure
  • Differentiate the current standard and this novel surgical options, indications and contraindications for PELD and an evidence-based justification for this endoscopy application considerations.
  • Discuss the treatment stratification (ramification) from conservative management, endoscopy application to conventional open surgeries based on the illustrative cases and debate with opposing viewpoints on treatment options


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