'The field of spine surgery will be completely taken over by neurosurgery': What we heard from experts in October
By Admin | October 31, 2021
Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on a range of topics in October, from awake spine surgery to hospital competition.
Here are five viewpoints we heard:
Will neurosurgery take over spine surgery?
"The field of spine surgery will be completely taken over by neurosurgery [in the next decade]," said Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, MD, of Durham, N.C.-based Duke Spine Center, discussing how he predicts the spine market will look in 10 years.
"We are training an increasing number of neurosurgery residents to perform procedures that in the past were — and currently, in most of the world, still are — in the hands of orthopedic surgeons. This includes adult and even pediatric deformity surgery, trauma surgery and surgery for degenerative disorders."
'Patients will demand it': How awake spine surgery will develop in the next decade
"I really think that 10 years from now we're going to see awake spine surgery being done in the majority of cases," said Vijay Yanamadala, MD, of Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare Medical Group, discussing the outlook for awake spine surgery. "Patients will demand it. I think payers will also push...(More)
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