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Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Spinal Pain

An overview of existing and emerging therapies, including:

  • Tumor ablation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Endoscopic surgery


Additional Reading

  • Manchikanti, L., Singh, V., Kloth, D., Slipman, C. W., Jasper, J. F., Trescot, A. M., … & Rivera, J. (2001). Interventional techniques in the management of chronic pain: Part 2.0. Pain Physician4(1), 24-96.
  • Telfeian, A. E., Iprenburg, M., & Wagner, R. (2017). Endoscopic spine surgery: distance patients will travel for minimally invasive spine surgery. Pain physician20, E145-E149.
  • Ruetten, S., Komp, M., Merk, H., & Godolias, G. (2008). Full-endoscopic interlaminar and transforaminal lumbar discectomy versus conventional microsurgical technique: a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Spine33(9), 931-939.
  • Mayer, M., & Mayer, F. (2017). Fundamental concepts of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) and purpose to pursue. Journal of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Technique2(1), 1-6.

March 2 @ 09:15

9:15 am

– 10:00 am



Daniel S. Choi, MD, MBA