Dr. Patel to Highlight Evidence-Based Surgical Procedures at 31st Annual North American Spine Society Meeting

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As Chairman of the Navigation and Robotics Section of the North American Spine Society (NASS), Chetan Patel, MD, plays an important role in educating surgeons about the latest procedures and devices, and the evidence that supports their success. For a ninth consecutive year, Dr. Patel will bring his expertise to the annual NASS meeting, set for October 26-29 in Boston, Mass., where he will moderate forums featuring spine specialists from around the country. The goal of the symposium is to educate surgeons about the pros and cons of various robotic procedures based on evidence from medical literature and the experience of the experts.

“I have two different sessions this year that aim to provide information to physicians of every skill level,” Dr. Patel says. “In the first session, we are going to discuss the different operations that are available to spine surgeons and the evidence that supports their success in the operating room. This one is geared toward newer surgeons who aren’t as familiar with every surgical technique. After this session, I want these surgeons to be able to make an educated decision for themselves.”

Dr. Patel is a strong advocate for evidence-based healthcare, something he practices daily as Medical Director of the Spine Health Institute in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is also at the forefront of emerging robotic procedures, and has even helped develop a new robotic technology that will soon be used in spine surgeries. All of Dr. Patel’s work has the primary goal of improving patient outcomes through long-term, effective medical solutions. This is what he hopes to get across in the second session with help from his symposium panel.

“The second session is geared toward experienced surgeons – it goes into more detail and focuses on tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the operation,” he says. “There’s always a learning curve when new equipment is introduced in the operating room. By gathering experts and hearing what their tips are for implementing this equipment successfully, we can decrease time in the surgery room, help the surgeons adapt faster and help the patient.”

Dr. Patel selected this year’s presenters based on their years of experience, unbiased expertise and evidence-based practices. By bringing experts together to discuss the pros and cons of procedures that are currently being performed, Dr. Patel and the surgeons of NASS can take what they’ve learned back to their operating rooms and help improve patient outcomes in the long run.

About NASS
With more than 8,000 members worldwide, NASS is the largest society of its kind representing orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, researchers and allied practitioners. This week’s NASS 2016 exposition is expected to draw approximately 3,500 spine care professionals from around the globe to participate in education and networking events designed to expand their knowledge of the latest techniques, procedures and technologies for use in spine care.

About the Spine Health Institute:
The Spine Health Institute is an all-in-one destination for comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with debilitating back and neck problems. Situated on the shores of Lake Adelaide in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and just steps from Florida Hospital Altamonte with which Dr. Patel is affiliated, the institute houses a multidisciplinary team of spine care professionals offering advanced diagnostics, physical rehabilitation, pain management therapies and minimally invasive surgical treatments for a broad array of spinal disorders and injuries. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact our patient care coordinator at Call407-303-5452 or click on the “book online” button at the top of this page.

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