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May 30, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Dr. Jack Zigler Named 2019 ISASS President

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Jack Zigler, MD is now serving as President of ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) for the 2019/2020 year.  ISASS started in 2001, and is the only Society dedicated exclusively to the surgical care of the spine, and managed exclusively by spine surgeons.  The…

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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Robotics Surgery for Spine Cancer Gives Adrianna Her Life Back

Adrianna Mogollon seemed like a happy and healthy young woman, with her entire life ahead of her. She had a loving family, a passion for snowboarding and a zest for life. Everything seemed great until it didn’t. After the sharp back pains became too much for her to endure, she…

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January 28, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

A Mother’s Letter: Heartfelt Thanks for a Miracle in Helping My Son with His Broken Back and Spinal Cord Injury!

Anyone who has children knows just how precious they are. When misfortunes occur and a child’s life is threatened, every parent fervently prays for a miracle.  In the case of an Oklahoma mother, that miracle came in the form of a highly skilled, orthopedic surgeon – Dr. Rajesh Arakal of Texas…

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August 14, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Days 1 and 2

Arrival in Uganda! August 9 and 10, 2019 Day 1 and 2   After a long two days, Team 1 has finally arrived at the Lake View Hotel in Mbarara, (mostly) in one piece. On this team is Dr. Mark Kayanja, Dr. Nathaniel Schaffer, Jason Ash, scrub technician, Ashlee Gentile,…

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August 22, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 Day 11

It’s Go Time… Again! August 19, 2019 Day 11   This morning started with a 5:15am wake-up call for those that wanted to do some Pilates led by Dr. Lieberman. Or some extra sleep for the others. We all met up for a good breakfast at 6:30 before heading out…

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August 15, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 3

Team No Sleep August 11, 2019 Day 3  We arrived at the hotel this morning at 7am and hit the ground running (or maybe it was more like jogging, due to the iffy sleep quality these past few days). We started with a big breakfast to last us all day…

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August 16, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 4

What number patient is this again? August 12, 2019 Day 4 Today started with a wake-up call of 6am and downstairs by 6:45 for breakfast (for most people). We all ate our fill, plus a little more, to keep us full for the busy day ahead of us. After slipping…

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August 19, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 6

Divide and Conquer! August 14, 2019 Day 6   Morning came way too soon for us this morning. As for my roommate Sherron and I, who slept straight through the alarm, the getting ready process was especially rushed! We were all downstairs by 7:00am for a quick but hearty breakfast…

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August 21, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 7

Slow and Steady Wins the Race? August 15, 2019 Day 7   We are all starting to feel the long days and late nights catching up to us. Each day people wake up a tiny bit later, get ready a tiny bit quicker, eat a tiny bit faster. All to…

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August 22, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Misison 2019 – Day 8

Wishful Thinking August 16, 2019 Day 8   Everyone needed an extra cup of coffee or tea (or both) this morning to get over our surgery-hangover from the night before. Unfortunately, little did we know, we probably should’ve had another one. Today was another doosey. We started the day as…

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