Dr. Bryan Massoud to Teach Endoscopic Spine Surgery Workshop in Miramar, Fla, March 12

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques Offer Alternatives to Spinal Fusion and Open Spine Surgery

UNION, NJ and MIRAMAR, FL--(Marketwire - February 18, 2011) - Bryan J. Massoud, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with Spine Centers of America and NJ Back Institute will conduct a hands-on, interactive seminar and workshop to instruct surgeons on performing two minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery procedures: Endoscopic Discectomy and Dorsal Ramus Rhizotomy. The workshop will take place on March 12, 2011, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at SurgiCare of Miramar, Miramar, Florida. The event is sponsored by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp.

"While some of the endoscopic techniques may be new, they are not considered experimental -- we're just using different instruments and an endoscopic approach to mimic techniques used during open surgery to achieve better results," Dr. Massoud stated. "These endoscopic surgical procedures preserve ligaments and the supporting structures of the spine. By using a small incision and minimizing the stripping of tissues and exposure of adjacent levels, endoscopic procedures reduce scarring and the risk of adjacent level disease and infection, and contribute to a more rapid, recovery."

The workshop will teach and instruct orthopedic surgeons advanced new minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to better serve their patients. Subject matter includes patho-anatomy and patho-physiology of degenerative disc disease and facet pain. Participants can expect a detailed overview of patient selection criteria, instruction on post-operative patient care and personalized training in anatomy, instrument utilization and intra-operative techniques. Dr. Massoud will also cover new surgical techniques for selective endoscopic discectomy and dorsal ramus rhizotomy, as well as anesthetic considerations, management and needle placement techniques. He will present current research relevant to the advancement of endoscopic spine procedures. Finally, participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on development of surgical skills in both procedures.

Space is limited. For information and registration, contact Spine Centers of America at seminars@SpineCentersOfAmerica.com or call 877.722.6008, www.spinecentersofamerica.com.

Considered a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Massoud is among the most experienced board certified orthopedic spine surgeons in the Northeast. He has performed more than 1,000 minimally invasive spine surgeries using endoscopic techniques for the treatment of many spinal disorders, including: cervical and lumbar disc herniations, thoracic disc herniations, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis and infections. Dr. Massoud is a practicing surgeon with Spine Centers of America (Union, NJ), New Jersey Back Institute and Orthopaedic Associates (Fair Lawn, NJ). A respected leader in his profession, he is an assistant clinical professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Seton Hall Graduate School of Medical Education and regularly leads endoscopic surgery courses sponsored by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. Dr. Massoud invites qualified spine surgeons to continue training in endoscopic surgical techniques with him at his practice.

Contact Information:

Julie Shepherd
815 479 1833