Türk Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Birliği Derneği



Radiation Reducing Techniques for 
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


November 10-11, 2017

Specialty Education and Research Center

Burr Ridge, IL (near Chicago)


This essential hands-on course provides the latest information on techniques to reduce radiation exposure during minimally invasive spine surgery.

Expert faculty address various systems used during surgery, preoperative planning tools, pedicle access, endoscopic spine and disc targeting and navigating with the latest technology.


- Risk of Radiation During Spine Surgery  
- What is the Real Risk of Cancer to Me, My Patients and My Staff?          
- Strategies to Reduce Radiation with Normal Fluoroscopy, Navigation, and Using
  Specialized Systems
- Point-Counterpoint:
          This is My Favorite Case for Navigation?
           My Most Difficult Navigation Case and What I Would Have Done Differently?
- Use of Cone Beam Technique to Reduce Radiation Exposure to Patients
- Robotic Surgery is the Future 
- What are the Ideal Cases for Robotic Surgery and When Is it Not Ideal?
- Case Presentations and Discussion


Hands-On Lab Sessions:
- Navigation to Reduce Radiation
- Additional Strategies to Decrease Radiation
- Cadavers Session with Robotic Set Up



Mark Kurd, MD
Yu-Po Lee, MD



Frank Acosta, MD
Victor Hsu, MD
Thomas Mroz, MD
Vikas Patel, MD
Luis Tumialan, MD






SpringHill Suites Chicago Southwest at Burr Ridge/Hinsdale


Conveniently located adjacent to the SERC facility with only a two-minute walk.

Book your room by October 9 to take      advantage of special NASS room rates
of $132 S/D. 







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