minimally invasive procedureFrom November 3-5, a conference was held in Las Vegas to give education on lumbar endoscopic spinal decompression. The conference included 1 day of didactics and 1½ days of cadaver workshop. Lumbar endoscopic spinal decompression is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve pain, numbness and decreased mobility caused by nerve pressure created by a ruptured, herniated or bulging disc. This technique is performed by inserting a small instrument under X-ray guidance through the skin to reach the affected disc and provide treatment.

Dr. Adelman taught courses on endoscopic placement and manipulation. He served as the chairperson for the afternoon session, and gave a course on transforaminal endoscopic surgery. He also taught on disc and spinal decompression for spondylolisthesis, and on special considerations for surgery in the elderly and obese populations.

The conference was organized by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Adelman continues to be a trusted voice and leader in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery.