NASS Insider

May 30, 2023

Surgical Stadium Returns to NASS 2023 in L.A.

Attendees of NASS 2023 can look forward to the return of the popular Surgical Stadium. Introduced at last year’s Annual Meeting, the Surgical Stadium provides a new way to experience the latest surgical techniques and technology!

Top surgeons will demonstrate and discuss cutting-edge spine procedures and technologies in detail, live from the new Surgical Stadium Cadaver lab, located in the center of the exhibit hall. Seating allows for exceptional viewing of procedures and high interaction with surgeons. Attendees will be able to pose questions in real time throughout the demonstrations.

“Members have asked for more in-person technique instruction which prompted the Surgical Stadium,” said NASS President John Finkenberg, MD. “These high-tech surgical demonstrations will benefit both the new and experienced physician. Our Industry partners want to set the stage for the largest spine educational event of the year.”

The current program of Surgical Stadium demos include:

Aible™ | The Connected Everything

Wednesday, October 18 at 10:00 AM -11:00 AM PDT
Sponsored by: Medtronic

Explaining our surgical synergy portfolio with AiBLE. Showcasing our surgical synergies by performing a MIS TLIF with Navigation, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence planning software with new degen algorithm. Hands on experience of seeing our full portfolio with Spine, Biologics, Advanced Energy, and Enabling Technologies.


Wednesday, October 18 at 12:00 PM -1:00 PM PDT
Sponsored by: Barracaid

Barricaid is an annular closure device clinically proven to reduce the risk of reoperation for reherniation by 81%. Barricaid is placed in the annular defect following a discectomy and allows the patient to return to work and activity.

Tissue-Sparing Posterior Cervical Fusion with CORUS™ Spinal System

Wednesday, October 18 at 2:30 PM -3:15 PM PDT
Sponsored by: Providence Medical Technology

The CORUS™ Spinal System–X consists of instruments for access, bone preparation and decortication, bone graft application, and implant delivery in posterior cervical fusion.

Cervical Total Disc Replacement

Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30 PM -4:15 PM PDT
Sponsored by: Centinel Spine

prodisc Total Disc Replacement system allowing matching the disc to the patient. Approved by the FDA for 1-level use.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Wednesday, October 18 at 5:00 PM -6:00 PM PDT
Sponsored by: elliquence

Endoscopic spine surgery in the lumbar spine using endoscopes and endoscopic instrumentation.

MIS TLIF (navigated)

Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 AM -11:00 AM PDT
Sponsored by: Stryker

Details posted soon.

VueLIF Procedure enabled by TELIGEN System

Thursday, October 19 at 2:30 PM -3:15 PM PDT
Sponsored by: DePuy Synthes, A Johnson & Johnson Company

The DePuy Synthes TELIGEN™ System is an integrated technology platform that enables minimally invasive surgical transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) procedures through digital tools for visualization and access.

Posterior Stabilization in the Aging and Osteoporotic Spine

Thursday, October 19 at 3:30 PM -4:15 PM PDT
Sponsored by: Spinal Elements

Details posted soon.

Cervical/Thoracic Decompression

Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 PM -6:00 PM PDT
Sponsored by: Joimax

The CESSYS® Dorsal Method is a fully endoscopic, minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses posterior access to the cervical spinal canal to remove herniated discs or to treat bony stenosis.

OptiLIF Endo

Friday, October 20 at 10:00 AM -11:00 AM PDT
Sponsored by: Spineology

Endoscopic fusion procedure using OptiMESH. Using a MIS trans-Kambin approach, the surgeon will demonstrate how they perform an endoscopic fusion using Spineology's OptiLIF Endo set from access to discectomy to implantation.

Prone Lateral - with Expandable technology

Sponsored by: Globus
Friday, October 20 at 12:00 PM -1:00 PM PDT

Details posted soon.

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