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August 8, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Isador Lieberman: A Pioneer of Robotic Surgery Looks to the Future

In a remarkable “sign of the times” for surgery, the Senhance robot recently became the first new robotic surgical system to receive FDA approval since 2000. According to an article in “Health Care Business,” during the procedure, “the surgeon sits in an ergonomically comfortable position and can see inside the patient’s…

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March 16, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Concern About Concussions at the Draft Combine: What NFL Players Have Taught Us

Every year, the National Football League (NFL) stages its annual “Draft Combine,” where highly regarded college players undergo medical examinations and perform drills for teams that might consider drafting them in the spring. This week-long event also serves as an opportunity for league officials and medical specialists to update the teams…

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September 2, 2020 | Phillip Slaughter

Safety in Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic at Texas Back Institute

Is spine surgery safe during the pandemic? Dr. Peter Derman and Dr. Rey Bosita talk about the precautions taken in the operating room during the pandemic. Many people have asked if surgery is safe during the pandemic. Every patient undergoing surgery is required to have a COVID test an asked…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2016 Team One: Day 5

Quote of the day: “Don’t forget that you know what you already know” Guest Blogger: Dr. Michael Hisey Day 5 was our first day after Dr. Lieberman joined the team in the wee hours of the morning. We had two cases planned, so after a quick breakfast, it was off…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2016 Team One: Day 8

Day 8: July 11th, 2016 Over the weekend another team arrived to Uganda. This team includes Dr. Paul Holman (neurosurgeon), Dr. Alvina Lone (anesthesiologist),Dr. Johan Lone (internal medicine) and Jordan Talley (student). With the addition of the new team members, the group was refreshed with the new energy and excitement…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission — Day 9 & 10: ‘Our Final Days’

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission — Day 9 & 10: ‘Our Final Days’. Dr. Lieberman, Lance and Joseph once again begin the day with a 5:15 am run, on their way out they bumped into the second team led by Dr. Holman. They have just driven in through the night from Entebbe and will be taking over where Team 1 has left off.

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Even Kings Can Suffer From Scoliosis

In spite of the amazing advances in modern medicine, scientists have yet to determine the cause of scoliosis. This may surprise laymen because, according to the National Institute of Health, “scoliosis is estimated to affect 4.5% of the general population. In a nation of approximately 273 million people, this means…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Meet the Former Cop Who Showed His Insurance Company Who’s in Charge

Jack Harris was used to living with pain. His were not just periodic tinges or annoying aches but constant, searing back pain. It started after physical wear and tear of being a Dallas Police officer forced him into early retirement from law enforcement and over the years developed into a…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Back Injuries Sideline Olympic Shooter: How Can Hunters Avoid This Injury?

Autumn is prime time for shooting sports and anyone who has spent a morning in a duck or deer blind has likely experienced some back aches and pain from handling a shotgun or rifle during a hunting trip. While this is expected for older men and women who only get…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Do You Have Clean Pain or Dirty Pain?

To find out, read on. For something so common, pain is amazingly complicated. The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” This unpleasant experience…

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