Endoscopic Spinal Surgery - Webinar


This talk covers the principles and basic procedures of the major endoscopic spinal surgeries, microendoscopic discectomy (MED), microendoscopic laminectomy (MEL), and percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED). These techniques are all minimally invasive and mainly used for the treatment of intervertebral disc diseases but also can be used for other indications such as spinal tumor removal, intraspinal lesion biopsy, and treatment of congenital spinal disorders. This presentation will describe instrumentation, basic anatomy, surgical technique, and complication of endoscopic spinal surgeries.

H. Kamishina, BVSc, MS, PhD, DAICVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Hiroaki Kamishina graduated from veterinary school in Ebetsu Hokkaido, Japan in 1996. He completed a Master of Sciences degree in veterinary radiology in 2003, and PhD in veterinary neurology in 2007 both at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He is currently an Associate professor in small animal radiology and neurology at Gifu University in Japan. He is a diplomate of AiCVIM (Asian Society of Veterinary Internal medicine) (Neurology).

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