possible due to reduced surgical time,
minimal bleeding and preservation of
soft tissues. I spent a day with him in the
OPD where I learned tips and techniques of MIS surgeries.
My last center was Rush University
Medical Center, Chicago, with Dr. Kern
Singh who is also an MIS surgeon. My
first day with him was in the OPD, but
afterwards, I was allowed to observe the
other consultant cases.
On Dr. Singh’s operative day, I was
able to observe several MIS TLIFs. His
technique of performing the same
procedure was quite different from what
I was aware of so it was quite interesting
for me. Also Dr. Singh was kind enough
to provide me with his book on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.
My NASS experience was obviously a
lifetime cherishable opportunity, which
cannot be forgotten. Thank you NASS
for this enriching experience.
Pallav Bhatia, MBBS, MS Clockwise from top: Pallav Bhatia, MBBS, MS and Lawrence Lenke, MD; Kern Singh, MD and Dr.
Bhatia; Sheeraz Qureshi, MD and Dr. Bhatia.
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