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Spine Surgery Innovations: Advancing Treatment with Technology

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Innovations and techniques to enhance spinal surgical care, and support patient- centric outcomes, have made big strides in the last decade. Technology like surgical robots, 3D printed models customized to the patient, and a new procedure called vertebral body tethering are just a few examples of the many incredible advancements.  

Two leading experts on scoliosis surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado join us to discuss these impressive changes and how they are impacting patient care. Mark Erickson, MD, is the medical director of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Spine Program, as well as a specialist in orthopedic surgery. He’s also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sumeet Garg, MD, a pediatric orthopedic specialist, is the quality and safety director for the Spine Program, as well an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

Some highlights from this episode include:   

  • An orthopedic surgeon’s approach to spinal surgery and how it’s evolved over time 
  • How surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life  
  • A look at new, customized patient approaches 
  • How the use of robotics is advancing treatment 
  • What’s on the horizon in spine surgery innovation 

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