Patients fly to Altamonte Springs, Fla. from all over the world to get back on their feet with the help of Dr. Chetan Patel and his top-notch team at the Spine Health Institute. But when the opportunity arises to educate other surgeons about the latest advancements in spine care so that more patients can benefit from them, Dr. Patel is quite willing to do the traveling. That will be the case this week as he heads off to beautiful San Francisco for the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS). Billed as “the world’s largest spine meeting and exhibition,” the forum is a chance for thousands of physicians and other health care workers to learn about the latest advancements in spine surgery from recognized leaders in the field so that they can apply it in their own practices.
Dr. Patel will moderate a symposium about computer-assisted surgery called, “Which tools and techniques are ready for adoption in your operating room?” The goal of this symposium is to provide a better understanding of what technology is currently available to physicians, and how this technology can benefit the patient’s recovery time and long-term outcome.
Dr. Patel is passionate about developing new technology that will enhance surgeons’ precision and efficiency while minimizing the risk of complications for each patient. His leadership in this area includes serving as chairman for the Navigation and Robotics section of NASS, where he has dedicated his time to educating health care workers on the latest research in spine treatment.
Dr. Patel’s symposium will include a critical analysis by members of his hand-picked panel on the outcomes of image-guided surgery, and the similarities and differences between the current technologies available. This discussion will expand attendees’ understanding of what new equipment could help their patients get back on their feet faster and stay pain-free for years to come.
The field of spine surgery is evolving quickly and constantly, and Dr. Patel is helping lead the way. We can’t wait to see what the future of spine health has in store! We will be updating live from the conference this Thursday, November 13 on our Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” us to stay up-to-date!