Last weekend many of our physicians participated in conferences and meetings around the world, teaching and speaking about advancements in spine surgery.
Dr. Richard Guyer and Dr. Isador Lieberman, recently traveled to China for the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (CAOS) meeting in Beijing. The CAOS serves over 100,000 orthopedic surgeons in China. Dr. Guyer and Dr. Lieberman participated in the first cadaver lab course being broadcast live via the Internet to thousands of Chinese surgeons not only to the CAOS in Beijing but also throughout China and Taiwan. Dr Lieberman demonstrated the Mazor Renaissance Surgical Guidance System and Dr. Guyer demonstrated the Coflex Interlaminar Stabilization Technology.
Dr. Guyer says about the interaction with other surgeons while at the conference, “What I am most impressed is their eagerness to learn. A significant percentage go for their PhDs in addition to their MD degrees.”
Dr. Stephen Hochshuler and Dr. Scott Blumenthal represented Texas Back Institute at the 2015 Castellvi Spine Meeting in Duck Key, Florida. The meeting is designed for surgeons and non-operative clinicians with specific interest in disorders of the spine. Distinguished faculty presented the latest advances in the field including complex reconstruction, artificial disc replacement, use of biologics, spine biomechanics, management of complications, treatment modalities for osteoporosis, and emerging technologies.
Dr. Jack Zigler was invited as a guest lecturer to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, presenting at the “Cervical Spine Motion Preservation Symposium“. Other participants included well-respected Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons from the US and Europe. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is one of the oldest and most respected hospitals in the United States specializing in orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. This symposium focused on cervical disc replacement, and Dr. Zigler spoke on the long-term experience at TBI with several cervical disc replacement devices.
The physicians at Texas Back Institute strive to continually advance the field of spine surgery, locally and globally.