In this course we will train the participants on microsurgery and endoscopy techniques providing an in-depth hand's on training incl. small group case discussions, lecture and debates (the good-the bad-the ugly session).
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE AND HOW IT COULD BENEFIT YOUR DAILY PRACTICE?
MISS microsurgical techniques for decompression and fusion are now established tools that can contribute to better outcomes and less complications for patients with spinal conditions. Microsurgical MISS decompression techniques also allow us to treat elderly patients or those with serious medical conditions when open surgeries may be contraindicated or those with high risk.
Endoscopic spine surgery has been accepted in many kinds of spinal diseases.
Currently, we are seeing the beginning of a paradigm shift in spine surgery toward more minimally invasive techniques. As the chairperson of the endoscopy course at AOSpine Davos Courses 2018, I strongly recommend this course because it will give you the opportunity to change your life and improve your patients’ outcomes, which is the goal of every MISS spine surgeon.
WHAT THE FULLY "HANDS-ON" FORMAT WILL PROVIDE
The format of the course is based on real cases with “real” simulators reflecting the daily practice of a spine surgeon, in small groups and from worldwide experts in the field. This provides the opportunity to discuss the indications, pros and cons and surgical tips and tricks with the experts and other colleagues and to practice the surgical techniques in realistic models of the spinal diseases.
This 3-day course will cover basic endoscopic procedures—transforaminal, interlaminar discectomy and unilateral laminotomy and bilateral decompression—for lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis. All participants may have intensive discussions with expert endoscopic spine surgeons and they will gain an understanding of the best indications of each endoscopic procedure available, in addition to its benefits and risks. By offering endoscopy teaching in AOSpine, I am confident that this format provides an optimal learning setting to overcome the steep learning curve and enables every participant to start endoscopic spine procedures.