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Saturday, April 28

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

015 Endoscopic Lumbar Spinal Surgery: Cadaveric Hands-on Course

Physician Fee: $1500

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.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • 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.