The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) JUNE 01, 2017

The Less Exposure Surgery (LES) Society – dedicated to leading the charge of proving LES treatment options as the best solution to lowering the cost of healthcare, improving outcomes and patient satisfaction – has seen a major spike in interest in their educational training labs.

The LES Society proudly announced their New York City Training Lab as a sold out event, at maximum attendee capacity. On June 3, eighteen residents, fellows and practicing surgeons will come together to learn about breakthrough Less Exposure Surgery techniques and technologies, followed by a discussion of how this new philosophy will continue to better the lives of patients.

The Training Lab will take place at the Stewart Hotel, with a dinner and lively business and medicine discussion at the popular restaurant, Tao, to follow.

The LES Society supports surgeon innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors in the industry – with the leadership of expert surgeons – through education and real-time exposure, differentiating their philosophy from traditional techniques used in the field.

Participating proctor surgeons at the Training Lab include Board Certified Neurosurgeons Dr. Joseph Aferzon and Dr. Fassil Mesfin, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dante Leven, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Bash, and LES Society Founder and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kingsley R. Chin.

In accordance with Less Exposure Surgery techniques and featuring LES technologies by event sponsor SpineFrontier, the program contains two didactic and cadaver lab sessions.

For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, connect with the LES Society at contact@LESSociety.org or visit LESSociety.org.

The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

We are proud to announce our very own Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin offering his expertise at the New York Training Lab, beside Dr. Joseph Aferzon, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Fassil Mesfin.

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Dr. Chin is a board-certified and double fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, who has become an experienced teacher and mentor in the field and beyond. From humble beginnings, Dr. Chin immigrated from Jamaica to attend Columbia University and later graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors and four diplomas. He spent four years teaching at the University of Pennsylvania as chief of spine surgery before beginning as managing partner and CEO of KICVentures venture fund. He currently continues managing funds and teaching in clinical practice and research. Because of his copious credentials and skill in the spinal field, Dr. Chin possesses an immense knowledge he is willing to share among his peers.

Dr. Chin sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions. The LES Society is proud to highlight these assets within our operation, offering our educational labs as further opportunities to do so.

This LES Society Training Lab features a didactic and cadaver lab as well as a lively discussion on business and medicine at New York’s nightlife hot spot Tao. Paying special attention to arthroplasty and the engineering process from concept to reality, the Training Lab provides a setting for surgeons, surgeon entrepreneurs and inventors to practice more complex osteotomies and deformity techniques.

Due to tremendous interest in this event, the Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, please connect with us at contact@LESSociety.org and visit us at SpineFrontier.com to learn more about our innovative instrumentation.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. CHIN’S STORY, CLICK HERE.
The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Jeffrey Bash

Dr. Jeffrey Bash joins the senior faculty at the LES Society New York City Training Lab, in collaboration with our team utilizing SpineFrontier techniques and technology.

The LES Society Receives Astounding Interest Increase in Latest Training Lab - SpineFrontier Teams Up

Dr. Bash – board certified orthopedic surgeon – educates attendees alongside proctors Dr. Joseph Aferzon, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Fassil Mesfin and Dr. Kingsley R. Chin. The Training Lab offers attendees a weekend of education and networking opportunity with top professionals in the industry.

Dr. Bash received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He specializes in spine surgery and completed a General Surgery Internship at NYU Medical Center, followed by his residency at NYU Medical Center-Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Bash trained at Texas Back Institute and is an expert in disc replacement of the cervical and lumbar spine. He has trained with many of the top leaders in the spine industry and joined Middlesex Orthopedic Surgeons post-training. He is Chief of Spine Surgery at Middlesex Community Hospital and operates at Middlesex Hospital, Hartford Hospital, the Hospital of Central Connecticut/New Britain General Hospital, Bristol Hospital and MidState Medical Center.

Similarly to his colleague, Dr. Joseph Aferzon, he has extensive experience in minimally invasive spine fusions in Connecticut. Fellow doctors selected him as Connecticut Magazine’s top surgeon in his field in 2007.

He is currently the co director of Connecticut Spine Institute and teaches at Northeast Regional Center of Excellence. He is actively involved in the development of new spinal products and the author of several patents. [1]

This LES Society Training Lab takes place at the Stewart Hotel in downtown New York City, featuring a didactic and cadaver lab as well as discussion on business and medicine at the ever-popular nightlife destination Tao. Paying special attention to arthroplasty and the engineering process from concept to reality, the Training Lab provides a setting to practice more complex osteotomies and deformity techniques.

Due to tremendous popularity, this Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For those interested in future training and events, please reach out to us at contact@LESSociety.org. We always appreciate hearing from those in the industry looking to learn, educate and collaborate.

LEARN MORE – INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND BOARD POSITIONS – ON DR. JEFFREY BASH HERE.

[1] http://www.csimis.com/main/?page_id=38

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Dante Leven

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Dante Leven

Dr. Dante Leven joins the senior faculty at the LES Society New York City Training Lab, in collaboration with SpineFrontier techniques and technology.

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Dante Leven

Dr. Leven – spine surgeon at Total Orthopedics and active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Lumbar Spine Research Society – educates alongside proctors Dr. Fassil Mesfin, Dr. Joseph Aferzon, Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Kingsley R. Chin. The Training Lab offers attendees a weekend of education and networking opportunity with top professionals in the industry.

Dr. Leven completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the State University of New York and went on to complete his spine surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. He trained closely with Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi in minimally invasive surgery and alongside several leading spinal deformity and cervical spine surgeons in the country. He has presented over 25 papers and over 75 posters at international conferences. Dr. Leven brings experience as an educator at Nassau University Medical Center to this important weekend of learning.

In accordance with LES Society values, Dr. Leven “makes every effort to offer the best surgical option with the least invasive approach.” [1]

This LES Society Training Lab takes place at the Stewart Hotel and features a didactic and cadaver lab as well as discussion on business and medicine at the famous nightspot Tao.

Due to tremendous interest in this event, the Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, please connect with us at contact@LESSociety.org and visit us at SpineFrontier.com to learn more about our innovative instrumentation.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. DANTE LEVEN.

[1] http://www.totalorthosportsmed.com/dante-leven/

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Joseph Aferzon

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Joseph Aferzon

Dr. Joseph Aferzon joins the senior faculty at the LES Society Training Lab in New York City, in collaboration with SpineFrontier techniques and technologies.

SpineFrontier Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Joseph Aferzon

Dr. Aferzon – board certified neurosurgeon with 19 years of clinical experience – educates attendees alongside proctors Dr. Fassil Mesfin, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Kingsley R. Chin. The Training Lab will offer attendees a weekend of education and networking opportunity with top professionals in the industry.

Dr. Aferzon is an attending neurosurgeon at Hartford Hospital, Middlesex Hospital and an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. He is presently involved in spine device invention, several of which are used in treatment all over the world. He is a leading expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques, instructing surgeons across the country in practices that lead to less complications, less pain and a faster patient recovery during and post procedure. He holds 12 patents in minimally invasive spinal instrumentation.

A member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery,  Congress of Neurological Surgery, National Association of Spine Surgeons, New England Neurosurgical Society and Society of Lateral Access Surgeons, Dr. Aferzon has been chosen several times as one of the “Top Neurosurgeons in Connecticut” by fellow industry leaders. [1]

This LES Society Training Lab takes place in the heart of New York City and features a didactic and cadaver lab as well as discussion on business and medicine at the popular night spot Tao.

Due to tremendous interest in this event, the Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, please connect with us at contact@LESSociety.org and visit us at SpineFrontier.com to learn more about our innovative techniques and technology.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. JOSEPH AFERZON – INVENTIONS, PRACTICES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

[1] http://www.csimis.com/main/?page_id=43

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Fassil Mesfin

Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Fassil Mesfin

Dr. Fassil Mesfin, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS, joins the senior faculty at the LES Society Training Lab in New York City as a featured proctor. SpineFrontier teams up with the LES Society to make collaborative and educational events like this possible.
Teaming up with the LES Society: NYC Training Lab Feat. Dr. Fassil Mesfin
Dr. Mesfin – board certified in neurosurgery, assistant professor and director of complex spine and spine oncology, University of Missouri Neurosurgery – educates attendees alongside proctors Dr. Joseph Aferzon, Dr. Dante Leven, Dr. Jeffrey Bash and Dr. Kingsley R. Chin. The Training Lab offers attendees a weekend of education and networking opportunity with top professionals in the industry.

Dr. Mesfin – certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery – specializes in complex spine tumor surgery – minimally invasive surgery and pain modulating procedures. His research interests include back pain, brain damage and injury, cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular surgery and more. He treats congenital and developmental brain and spinal malformations, lumbar stenosis, neck injuries and scoliosis, among a variety of other neurologic and spinal conditions. Dr. Mesfin offers his services at the MU Neurosciences Center Spine Program. [1]

Dr. Mesfin attended Albany Medical school and completed his neurosurgical spine oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. [2]

This LES Society Training Lab features a didactic and cadaver lab as well as a lively discussion on business and medicine at New York’s nightlife hot spot Tao. Paying special attention to arthroplasty and the engineering process from concept to reality, the Training Lab provides a setting for surgeons, surgeon entrepreneurs and inventors to practice more complex osteotomies and deformity techniques.

Due to tremendous interest in this event, the Training Lab is at maximum capacity. For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, please connect with us at contact@LESSociety.org and visit SpineFrontier.com to learn more about Less Exposure Surgery techniques and technologies.

CLICK HERE TO CONNECT WITH DR. FASSIL MESFIN.

[1] https://medicine.missouri.edu/faculty/fassil-brian-mesfin-md-phd/

[2] https://www.linkedin.com/in/fassil-mesfin-md-phd-facs-faans-2a89b737/

SpineFrontier Teams up with the LES Society: Maryland Training Lab Feat. Dr. Agha Khan

SpineFrontier Teams up with the LES Society: Maryland Training Lab Feat. Dr. Agha Khan

The LES Society and SpineFrontier team up with Dr. Agha Khan!

The LES Society and SpineFrontier collaborate with Dr. Agha Khan, as featured proctor of the Less Exposure Surgery (LES) Society Maryland Training Lab.

Dr. Khan is a board certified neurological surgeon with fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital. He has completed his residency at University Hospital and Clinic, with internships at Washington Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Khan graduated from the Nishtar Medical College, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, in 1979 and specializes in neurological surgery. He is affiliated with Northwest Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and University Of Maryland Medical Center.

The Maryland Training Lab highlights sacroiliac joint fusion and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion through discussion and demonstration.

For inquiries and interest in future training and labs, connect with the LES Society team at contact@LESSociety.org and visit us at SpineFrontier.com to learn more about our innovative techniques and technology.

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS

Scientific Paper

Chin KR1, Pencle FJFrancis SDFrancis CASeale JAHothem EA. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2017

Interested medical professionals can read through the full paper, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeonshere.

Background

In anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), misaligned plates are concerning because of the risk of screw-and-plate failure; however, these plates also hypothetically have the potential for asymmetric micromotion on the facet and uncovertebral joint. The aim of this study was to determine whether misaligned plate placement during ACDF had clinical benefits compared with straight plate placement.

Methods

Postoperative AP radiographs of 128 consecutive patients who underwent ACDF with anterior cervical plate (ACP) fixation were reviewed, and plate alignment was assessed. Patients were separated into control group 1 (straight plates) or group 2 (misaligned plates).

Results

The mean age of patients was 51.5 ± 0.9 years, and women represented 51% of the total population. There was no significant difference between groups with regard to the preoperative visual analog scale (VAS) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores (P = 0.744 and P = 0.943, respectively). At 6 weeks postoperatively, the VAS scores for group 1 decreased from 7.6 ± 0.2 to 4.0 ± 0.2 compared with the scores in group 2, which decreased from 7.7 ± 0.2 to 2.1 ± 0.1, which demonstrated statistical significance (P = 0.019). At 2-year follow-up, no significant difference was demonstrated between the groups’ VAS and NDI scores (P = 0.670 and P = 0.266).

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Straight placement

Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study, JAAOS, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Misaligned placement

Conclusion 

Misaligned plates have increased torsional strength and are associated with better clinical outcomes compared with those of straight plates in the early postoperative period. After fusion, no significant difference in clinical outcomes between the groups was noted, which may reduce the concerns regarding misaligned plates.

Level of Evidence

Retrospective comparative study.

About Author Dr. Kingsley R. Chin
Misaligned Versus Straight Placement of Anterior Cervical Plates: A Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Study Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, founder of philosophy and practice of The LES Society and The LESS Institute

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin is a board-certified Harvard-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and professor with copious business and information technology experience. He sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions. He currently serves as Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at the Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and has experience as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies.

Learn more about Dr. Chin here and connect via LinkedIn.

ABOUT LESS EXPOSURE SURGERY

Less Exposure Surgery (LES) is based on a new philosophy of performing surgery, leading the charge to prove through bench and clinical outcomes research that LES treatment options are the best solutions – to lowering the cost of healthcare, improving outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction. Learn more at LESSociety.org.

The LES Society philosophy: “Tailor treatment to the individual aiding in the quickest recovery and return to a pain-free lifestyle, using LES® techniques that lessen exposure, preserve unoffending anatomy and utilize new technologies which are safe, easy to adopt and reproducible. These LES®techniques lessen blood loss, surgical time and exposure to radiation and can be safely performed in an outpatient center. Less is more.” – Kingsley R. Chin, MD

ABOUT THE LESS INSTITUTE

The LESS Institute is the world leader center of excellence in Less Exposure Surgery. Our safe, effective outpatient treatments help patients recover quickly, avoid expensive hospital stays and return home to their family the same day. Watch our patient stories, follow us on Facebook and visit TheLESSInstitute.com to learn more.

ABOUT SPINEFRONTIER

The above study utilized Inset® LES Technology from SpineFrontier – leading provider of LES Technologies and instruments – offering surgeons and patients superior technology and services.

SCIENTIFIC PAPER AUTHOR AND CITATION DETAILS

Chin KR, et al. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017

Authors

Chin KR1, Pencle FJ, Francis SD, Francis CA, Seale JA, Hothem EA.

Author information

  • 1From the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, the Department of Orthopedics, Florida International University, Miami, FL (Dr. Chin), and the LESS Institute, Miami (Dr. Chin, Dr. Pencle, Ms. S. Francis, Ms. C. Francis, Dr. Seale, and Dr. Hothem).
Behind the Scenes of a Huge SpineFrontier Team Milestone with SacroFuse

Behind the Scenes of a SpineFrontier Team Milestone with SacroFuse

This is one for the books! On April 26 we completed our first SacroFuse procedure during a very successful posterior sacroiliac joint surgery. Sending a huge thanks to the SpineFrontier and LESS Institute teams – both in the OR and at home – for making such a remarkable milestone possible.

Case photos from the surgery:

Behind the Scenes of a Huge SpineFrontier Team Milestone with SacroFuse
Behind the Scenes of a Huge SpineFrontier Team Milestone with SacroFuse

SacroFuse is a Less Exposure Surgery procedure that helps eliminate pain caused by sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. By reducing the irregular movement of the joint and stabilizing it, this technology can dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life.

Behind the Scenes of a Huge SpineFrontier Team Milestone with SacroFuse

Head to SpineFrontier’s website for detailed information on our innovative products and medical milestones. For training labs on Less Exposure Surgery technology and techniques, visit the LES Society and email contact@lessociety.org to be added to the mailing list for upcoming events.

SpineFrontier Takes on the 2017 ISASS Conference

The 2017 ISASS Conference was a success! We were honored to showcase our products at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery’s (ISASS) Annual Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. this week and enjoyed meeting and networking with various professionals in the industry. A few of our SpineFrontier crew flew out and represented, presenting the latest Less Exposure Surgery Technology alongside AxioMed’s hands-on demo of their Freedom Disc.

“The ISASS Conference provides a rare, independent space where innovative ideas become reality. It was great representing SpineFrontier amid such a vast audience of likeminded individuals in the industry,” said SpineFrontier Industrial Designer Josh Finkel.

AxioMed Takes on the 2017 ISASS Conference

SpineFrontier and AxioMed Founder Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, right, amid interested surgeons.

ISSAS is a global, scientific and educational society dedicated to advancements in spine surgery. During their annual Conference, surgeons, scientists, inventors and various professionals in the industry come together to discuss and address issues involving spinal techniques and technologies. These include basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine.

AxioMed Senior VP, Research & Development Kari Zimmers said, “It was great being able to represent AxioMed at ISASS. So many people stopped by, excited to see AxioMed moving forward and interested to learn more about the technology.”

The 2017 Conference offered workshops, symposiums, general sessions, a cadaver lab and more. We’re looking forward to many more!