Spinal Cord Tumor Removal – actual surgery

Spinal Cord Tumor Removal – actual surgery
*Please exercise caution when watching this video as it may not be for the faint of heart. This video is of a portion of the actual surgery.*

This is the video from surgery performed by Dr. Spetzler and his team at Barrow Neurologic in Phoenix, AZ. There was an Ependymoma tumor located inside of my cervical spinal cord between the 4th & 5th vertebrae. Dr. Spetzler and his team performed a posterior laminectomy on July 19, 2012 and the surgery was a success with complete removal of the tumor. Two days after surgery, I was up and walking. Now, 6 weeks out, I am wrapping up physical therapy and will be returning to work soon. I am one of the few lucky ones with great results and minimal permanent damage. God has bestowed many blessings upon me and I wanted to post this video for others who may be diagnosed with the same thing to show you that although rare, there is hope and God is good!

*Note that the video has no audio*

Spinal Surgery: Laminoplasty Cervical C3C7

Spinal Surgery: Laminoplasty Cervical C3C7
Posterior cervical laminoplasty C3C7 with posterior foramenotomies at levels L C6C7, L C5C6 and L C4C5.

Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Animation

Scoliosis Spinal Fusion Animation
Animation of a posterior spinal fusion to correct scoliosis

Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) | Live Spine Surgery Video | Spine Surgeon

Dr. Donald Corenman is one of a handful of individuals that are both an MD and doctor of chiropractic (DC). His practice with the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO serves the Vail Denver area and patients traveling from the US and abroad seeking resolution for chronic back pain and failed surgical treatment.

This live spine surgery video shows an anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) surgery.

Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC (http://neckandback.com | 970-479-5895), is a spine surgeon in Colorado. He has been with the prestigious Steadman Clinic—Vail Spine Institute—for more than 12 years. He treats all conditions associated with the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. As a spine expert and spine surgeon, he is skilled at diagnosing degenerative conditions and injuries that are the result of sports and traumatic accidents.

Dr. Corenman is an eager researcher and educator on all topics associated with the spine. He recently launched http://neckandback.com for patients, physicians, colleagues and other spine surgeons to use as a 2nd resource when seeking out information on conditions and surgical options relating to the spine.

Dr. Corenman recently created this live spine surgery video (on anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) to provide an explanation of this particular spine surgery. The ACDF procedure is performed for cervical instability, painful degenerative disc disease, bone spur compressing the nerve root or spinal cord, herniated disc or even fracture.

The purpose of this surgery is to restore the collapsed disc to the original height before degenerative changes occurred, remove herniation or bone spur to free the nerves or spinal cord and stabilize the segment to prevent further detrimental motion. The spine surgeon will perform this surgery with anterior surgery (from the front of the neck).

During this live spine surgery video, an anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) is performed to decompress a nerve root at C6-7 in the cervical spine using live footage and animation. This is the companion live spine surgery video to “ACDF- Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Explained,” also videos by Dr. Donald Corenman.

Dr. Ali Bydon Removes An Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor

Dr. Ali Bydon Removes An Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor
Johns Hopkins spinal surgeon, Ali Bydon, M.D., narrates and performs the surgical removal of an intramedullary spinal cord tumor.

Scoliosis Surgery – Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion, Surgeon: Shyam Kishan, MD

Scoliosis Surgery – Posterior Spinal Instrumented Fusion, Surgeon: Shyam Kishan, MD
I demonstrate the use of posterior instrumentation to correct adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The principle of translation of the spine is used in 3D correction, with a balanced appearance of the spine in all 3 planes.

fix scope

fix scope

Degenerative Disc Disease – Spine Degeneration

Scope Repair

Tips of flexible scope repair

Flexible scopes are often used widely in hospitals, clinics and in laboratories, sometimes they can be damaged and requires repair, of interest to us at this level is to discuss how it is repaired and what takes place.

It is always recommended that whenever you want to repair the defects of your flexible scope, you seek the services of a qualified technician. An amateur could otherwise completely ruin your scope. The first thing that the technician does when called for the repair is to analyze and note all the defects that are in the flexible scope. It is always important that it is repaired in time and effectively so that it can perform well.

The technician inspecting your flexible should be an ISI technician.

For the flexible scopes to operate for a longer time, the minor and major repairs should all be checked, this major and minor repairs.

  • Adjustment and angulation
  • Replacing the bending sheath
  • Replacing the suction cylinder
  • Repair of the biopsy forceps
  • Removal of x-ray stains
  • Clogging due to air and water repairmen
  • Replacing the nozzle
  • Fluid invasion

Excellent repair of flexible scopes should include:

  • Repair of all types, models and makes of flexible scopes
  • At least a warranty
  • The repair should check and test any leaks
  • Documentation of the previous repairs is important for every scope repair for future reference
  • It should inculcate the scope tracker software which tracks every repair

A flexible should always been working properly, this is to make sure that all the planned processes and schedules work out without frustration. This can be achieved with a few strategies; they however focus on both the repair and the best use of the flexible scope. This is ensuring:

  • Relevant staff education on the use of the flexible scope, the reason being to minimize wrong use which brings about the defects on the scope
  • Assessing the recorded inventory for to follow track of the repairs
  • Conducting competent validation of the flexible scope
  • Handling the flexible scope with care

When ordering your scope repair:

  • Find a technician or a service industry with experience on that field, they should be certified, with the best repair instrument and the most up to date procures of safely repairing the scope. Remember that you do not want to jeopardize your scope at the hands of an amateur.
  • It is much favorable to ensure that the technicians are well versed with the model of the flexible scope that you intend to repair. This is in bid to just follow up to see that your scope is repaired to the standard of the state it was from the manufacturer.  Visit http://iendosolutions.com/ for more information on fixing your scopes.