Saturday, April 28
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
015 Endoscopic Lumbar Spinal Surgery: Cadaveric Hands-on Course
Director(s): Michael Y. Wang, MD, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): Peter Witt, MD, FAANS
Faculty: Christoph Paul Hofstetter, MD, PhD, FAANS; Paul J. Houle, MD; Daniel T. Laich, DO; Thomas Lubbers, MD (Germany); Michael Patrick Steinmetz, MD, FAANS; Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD, FAANS; G. Alexander West, MD, PhD, FAANS
In this cadaveric, hands-on course participants explore the application of working-channel endoscopy for treating thoracolumbar spine disorders. Transforaminal and interlaminar discectomy techniques are applied in a lab setting for treating spinal stenosis and radiculopathy with an emphasis on safe and effective surgical technique. The course is taught by experienced endoscopists and will be of benefit to the beginning, intermediate or advanced surgeon.
- Discuss the indications and contraindications of working-channel spinal endoscopy.
- Apply fluoroscopic targeting techniques to safely access the disc space using the minimal access working channel.
- Perform both transforaminal and interlaminar endoscopy for removal of lumbar disc herniations.