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UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Common Spinal Deformities in Kids Video

Common Spinal Deformities in Kids

This presentation from pediatric orthopedic surgeon Ishaan Swarup, MD, shines a light on the developing spine. Focusing on scoliosis and kyphosis, he offers definitions, classifications, physical exam and testing pointers, treatment options and associated outcomes, and tips on when to refer.
Healthcare Reform Spine Surgery: Decision Making Stakeholders Perspectives and Moral Hazard Video

Healthcare Reform Spine Surgery: Decision Making Stakeholders Perspectives and Moral Hazard

In this lecture Sigurd Berven, MD, discusses the decision making in complex spinal surgery and how to make informed decisions for the patients, to help them receive the outcomes they are expecting.
Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure Video

Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure

Dr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.
Optimize Spinal Surgery Outcomes Through Teamwork Video

Optimize Spinal Surgery Outcomes Through Teamwork

Vascular surgeon Dr. Charles Eichler discusses UCSF’s success with including vascular surgeons in lumbar fusion procedures and finding the least invasive approach for each patient.
2019-20 Referral Services Guide Document

2019-20 Referral Services Guide

UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers.
Considerations for Deformity Surgery in the Young Adult Video

Considerations for Deformity Surgery in the Young Adult

In this presentation Lionel N. Metz, MD, will discuss considerations for the young adult deformity patient, case examples, common pitfalls and modes of failure, and causes of pain after adult reconstruction.
Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: Diagnosis Video

Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: Diagnosis

Shane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC, presents case examples of older patients with spinal disorders and focuses on approaches that are integral at arriving at an accurate diagnosis: patient history, physical examination and imaging, including X-ray, CT and MRI.
Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: Surgery Video

Approach to the Older Patient with Spinal Disorders: Surgery

Shane Burch, MD, MS, FRCSC, discusses surgical approaches for patients with spinal disorders including the various options to achieve decompression and realignment, stabilizing the patient and obtaining a fusion. The rationales behind these choices are also discussed.
Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis? Video

Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis?

When choosing the most appropriate surgery for adult scoliosis patients, the patient’s chief complaint is key. Dean Chou, MD, discusses the criteria to consider when patients present with specific symptoms, and describes when a more conservative surgical approach is feasible.
Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes Video

Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes

Aaron J. Clark, MD, PhD, describes the minimally invasive approaches of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and its advantages over open TLIF surgery including the benefits for the obese and elderly, fewer complications and less pain.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review

Lee A. Tan, MD, provides a review of past and current treatment strategies for spinal deformities, including breakthroughs such as Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters

Dr. Lee Tan reviews cervical deformity radiographic parameters, including cervical lordosis, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, chin-brow vertical angle, T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle and neck tilt.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part III: Case Examples Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part III: Case Examples

Lee Tan, MD discusses three recent cervical spine and thoracolumbar spinal deformity cases and the surgical interventions used to treat these diverse conditions.
Awake Spinal Surgery Case Study Video

Awake Spinal Surgery Case Study

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, presents a lumbar spondylolisthesis case study and discusses the short- and long-term surgical outcomes for minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions.
Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options Video

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, provides an overview of lumbar spondylolisthesis, the advantages and disadvantages of fusion and non-fusion treatment, and outcome data for specific populations, including female, elderly and obese patients.