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Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Surgery Division

The Division of Spine Surgery addresses trauma related and non-trauma related spine pathology.

Spine Trauma Call is taken every other day at UCMC where the resident will encounter and manage traumatic spine injuries, from the cervical to sacral elements. This includes close interaction and coordination with the General Surgery Trauma Service as well as Neuroanesthesia and Neurosurgery.

Resident education includes review of all spine injuries at weekly trauma rounds and fracture conference as well as review of more specific injuries at the monthly Spine conference.

The non-traumatic pathology includes adults whose spine-related ailments range from disc pathology, degenerative spondylosis and scoliosis, spinal instability, spinal stenosis, and oncological spine pathology. Operative techniques include microscopic procedures, decompressive discectomies and laminectomies, fusions, and instrumentation.

A weekly staff-resident spine clinic includes didactic teaching, initial assessment, radiographic evaluation, and subsequent treatment. Regular surgical labs cover operative techniques including hands-on instrumentation procedures involving cadaveric specimens and/or saw bone workstations.

Research opportunities exist in experimental surgical techniques and spine pathology.

Faculty of the Spine Surgery Division consist of Steven Agabegi, MD, Ferhan Asghar, MD and Anthony Guanciale, MD.


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