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ISASS/IITTSS September Course

Hyatt Regency

September 18-20 2015 - Hyatt Regency - Boston, MA, USA

Course Sponsor Profile: Paradigm Spine

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Paradigm Spine
Paradigm Spine

Minimally invasive decompression with interlaminar stabilization provides an alternative to spinal fusion for patients with significant preoperative back pain and moderate to severe lumbar spinal stenosis. Come see how adding interlaminar stabilization can augment degenerative facet joints and instability without the commitment of spinal fusion.

Paradigm Spine, LLC was formed in 2005 to be a leader in the field of non-fusion spinal implant technology. The Company is committed to improving the quality of life of patients with spinal diseases through its mission: to provide products that are surgeon centric, indication specific, and data driven. Paradigm Spine is now an innovative leader in the global spine market and believes there is a significant opportunity to improve treatment options for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis and age related spinal deformities.

About the Course

The trend and direction of surgical spine care is moving to MIS and ASC’s as the most cost effective avenues of delivery. This workshop by ISASS will update attendees on new instrumentation, new and proven state of the art surgical techniques by the original pioneer spinal surgeons from a renowned international faculty with experience and success in MIS.

Co-Chairs: Anthony Yeung, MD (IITTSS) and James J. Yue, MD (ISASS)
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
September 18-20, 2015
This workshop jointly developed by ISASS and IITTSS.

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CME Credit Information

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Agenda

Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Registration and Badge pickup
7:00 am - 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 7:40 am
Welcome: Anthony Yeung, James Yue
7:40 am - 8:00 am
Pain Generators in the Lumbar Spine Satish Gore
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Lumbar Spine Anatomy: Foraminal, Interlaminar, and Facet Endoscopic Spine Anatomy Satish Gore
8:15 am - 8:20 am
Interlaminar James Yue
8:20 am - 8:40 am
How to choose your endoscopic system. What is the ideal endoscope for your procedure? Anthony Yeung
8:40 am - 9:00 am
Indications and Relative Contra-indications for Lumbar Endoscopic Surgery Christopher Yeung, James Yue
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Anesthetic Considerations Thomas Halaszynski
9:20 am - 9:40 am
Case Example: Discogenic Pain and Small Protrusions Disc FX
Stephan Hellinger
9:40 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:40 am
Case Example: Primary Basic Discectomy Unifocal Satish Gore
10:40 am - 11:00 am
Case Example: Multi focal Discectomy James Yue
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Case Example: Revision and Special Access Approaches for Difficult Anatomic Variations for Discectomy Anthony Yeung
11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Questions and Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch with Presentations:
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Case Example: Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy Tony Mork
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm
Lasers (They are for Real!): The Value of Laser as a Spinal Surgery Tool Brian Kenney
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm
Laser for Surgical Dissection and Ablation Anthony Yeung
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm
Lumbar Foraminoplasty Anthony Yueng
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
How to Approach the L5/S1 Foramen: The Interlaminar Approach
James Yue
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Avoidance and Management of Complications: My 24 Year Experience
Anthony Yeung
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Dynamic Interspinous and Translaminar Stabilization Coflex
Christopher Yeung
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
Annular Augmentation and Repair: Barricade Adisa Kursumovic
3:40 pm - 4:45 pm
Smorgasborg of New Technologies, MIS Implants and Techniques suitable for ASC’s: Replication Medical, Ouroborous, Aleeva’s Disc Shunt Anthony Yeung, James Yue & Ali Araghi
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffet Dinner
Guest Speakers:
Paul Eiseman, Regent Surgical Health: How to structure an ASC joint venture with spine doctors and hospitals
Walter Eisner, Orthopedics This Week: Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Through the Historic Looking Glass

Saturday, September 19, 2015
6:45 am - 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast, Change for Lab
Video Review of Foraminal Anatomy Anthony Yeung
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rhizotomy (Richard Wolf Medical Instruments)
Christopher Yeung and Tony Mork

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Disc Fx (Elliquence) Stefan Hellinger
9:45 am - 11:45 am
Trans-Foraminal Endoscopic (Richard Wolf Medical Instruments)
Christopher Yeung, Tony Mork, James Yue, Anthony Yeung

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch with Presentation:
Replication Medical
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Posterior Interlaminar, Foraminal
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Coflex (Paradigm Spine)
Christopher Yeung, Christopher Comey, James Yue, Tony Mork

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Barricaid Demo

Sunday, September 20, 2015
7:15 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast, Change for Lab
8:00 am - 8:20 am
Posterior Cervical Endoscopic Approaches Tony Mork
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Posterior Cervical (Richard Wolf Medical Instruments)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Transforaminal with Stim Placement (Stimwave)
12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Master Techniques in Transforaminal Surgery Anthony Yeung
Gelstix Demo
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Workshop Concludes

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Course Sponsors

Richard Wolf Medical Instruments

Richard Wolf Medical Instruments



Intrinsic Therapeutics

Intrinsic Therapeutics

Paradigm Spine

Paradigm Spine



Whale Imaging

Whale Imaging



Replication Medical

Replication Medical



Ouroboros Medical




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Who We Are

Born from the trend in the spine industry to look at motion preservation as an alternative to fusion in the year 2000, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (formerly SAS The Spine Arthroplasty Society) - is as a global, scientific and educational society. ISASS provides an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.

Questions? Please contact Heather Howard at heather@isass.org for more information.
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