The minimally invasive spine surgery fellowship program is a one-year fellowship opportunity. The fellowship will be at Cedars Sinai Medical center and its affiliated out-patient center and hospitals. This fellowship program is designed for spine surgeons whose desire is to learn and adopt minimally invasive spine surgery as the foundation of their practice.
The fellow will learn advanced treatment options for thoracic and lumbar disorders including; tubular microdecompression/microdiscectomy, lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF/DLIF/ XLIF), MIS ALIF, MIS tubular and mini-open Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), MIS percuataneous lumbar pedicle instrumentation and Fusion, Circumferential MIS correction of Spinal Deformity, lumbar ADR and other non-fusion stabilization techniques. The fellow will also learn advanced treatment options for cervical disorders including; MIS posterior cervical decompression (foraminotomy, laminectomy, laminoplasty), ACDF, Cervical ADR & PSF.
The fellow will learn how to treat various spine trauma, tumors and infections related to the spine. The fellow will learn and gain experience learning the most effective and advanced minimally invasive treatment and correction for scoliosis and deformity. This program will provide spine surgeons with experience in diagnosing patients and determining the best treatment for the patient with the goal of selecting the least invasive treatment option to provide the best patient out-comes. Applicants must be Board Certified. Applicants are expected to present an abstract at a major spine meeting and have a paper submitted for publication prior to the end of the fellowship. A California state medical license must also be obtained 6 months prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Full privileges would be required prior to starting the fellowship.