Dr. Adelman, an expert with extensive training in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, spoke before an international audience this summer about his work.
The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, held in Paris this year, is meant to increase collegiality among minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) colleagues internationally. The congress provides a platform for discussion, and serves to advance the innovation of MISS techniques and technologies. This is the Fourth such conference, the first three being held in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Brazil.
“Spine care and interventional options are rapidly expanding and Dr. Adelman is one of the leaders in this field of practice and research,” his introduction states.
As acceptance of minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal conditions grows, Dr. Adelman’s expertise will be in greater demand. Conferences such as this, along with recent modifications in recommendations from the North American Spine Society (NASS), are helping minimally invasive techniques become recognized as a treatment option that is as effective as open surgeries in many cases.
Dr. Adelman has been incorporating minimally invasive techniques since 1995, and has training from the finest institutions in the land, including Harvard Medical School, where he had a two-year research position. He feels fortunate to be mentored by some of the best MISS physicians in the world, from the United States all the way to Germany.
Featured lecturers at the Congress also included doctors from California, Arizona and Ohio, and people from around the world were in attendance.