4 spine surgeons performing landmark cases


Here are four spine surgeons who performed novel procedures in the past month:

Daniel Sciubba, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, performed the first tumor resection with a new augmented reality system from Augmedics, an AR surgical image guidance startup.

Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeon Frank Phillips, MD, also performed a minimally invasive spine surgery with the Augmedics AR system on a patient with severe back pain and limited mobility.

Spine surgeon Pierce Nunley, MD, performed the first procedure in a clinical trial examining the efficacy of a posterior cervical stabilization system in patients with three-level degenerative disc disease.

Steven Zielinski, MD, was reportedly the first spine surgeon in the U.S. to perform a lumbar spinal fusion that fuses two biocompatible polymer stabilization devices.

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