MIS surgeon Dr. Jay Jagannathan highlights 4 key trends of 2018


Jay Jagannathan, MD, of Troy, Mich.-based Jagannathan Neurosurgery, discusses several trends he sees gaining steam in 2018.

Here are four insights from Dr. Jagannathan:


1. Minimally invasive and endoscopic technologies are continually advancing. These motion-sparing techniques will "maximize recovery and minimize hospital stay," said Dr. Jagannathan.


2. Spine surgeons will increasingly find new anatomic techniques "for safely approaching the spine and the nerves," he added.


3. Robotics spine surgery will continue to gain popularity to help decrease human error, but surgical judgment will continue to have a place in the physician-patient relationship. Additionally, imaging technology allows for physicians to "see and evaluate patients in an accelerated fashion," Dr. Jagannathan said.


4. Dr. Jagannathan believes minimally invasive techniques will help spine surgeons deliver high-quality care in an environment of decreasing reimbursements. These surgeries accelerate recovery and decrease postoperative pain.


Dr. Jagannathan specializes in minimally invasive cranial and spinal surgery. He completed a neuro-oncology fellowship at Bethesda, Md.-based National Institutes of Health, and a spine fellowship at Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Medical Center.


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