The Tour de France Has Us Thinking About Cycling

The annual Tour de France is nearing what the French cycling fans might call its denouement. Cycling biggest event started on July 1st  and continues through July 25th  covering 3,663 kilometers. It’s been a tough ride for many of these athletes. With a number of injuries, one wonders about the physical challenges of this sport. We […]

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

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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 to self quarantine in the […]

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 and the public on the […]

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 body via 3D visualization. Senhance’s […]

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 of many bright-eyed, bushy-tailed rookies. […]

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 to the hospital. It was […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission – Day 9

UGANDA DAY 9 A bit of a rushed breakfast this morning as most of the team was sluggish to get up, beat from the events of yesterday, not to mention the toll of a long week’s work in a foreign country. Although that didn’t stop Dr. Lieberman from his morning run, again joined by local […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission – Day 8

UGANDA DAY 8 Today was the team’s off day, which meant a much more relaxing start to the day. Drs. Lieberman and Hisey did pop over to the hospital for a quick round with recovering patients. They brought  Michelle our new physical therapist along so she could meet the Ugandans she’ll be assisting over the […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission – Day 7

UGANDA DAY 7 Dr. Lieberman’s alarm went off at 4:30am and he began prepping for his morning run. If you recall from our last couple blogs, Dr. Lieberman has been joined each morning on his runs by local 17 year old Joshua, for whom he supplied the resources, the day before, to buy new shoes […]

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission – Day 6

UGANDA DAY 6 Dr. Lieberman was up bright and early this morning, well actually not so bright as he was up and out the door before sunrise. As he embarked on his daily morning run, he was joined again by 17 year old local, Joshua, Dr. Lieberman’s new running partner. The two ran 8 miles, […]

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