Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from CNS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.


VIDEO: A look at patient outcomes for a single institution’s overlapping vs. non-overlapping neurosurgical cases

December 22, 2016
At the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Corinna C. Zygourakis, MD, discussed differences in operative time and patient outcomes…
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More improvement seen with surgery than injections for degenerative lumbar disease

November 14, 2016
SAN DIEGO —  Surgery was superior to epidural steroid injections for pain and quality of life improvements in patients with degenerative…
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Results find negative predictive value of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in spine surgery

October 17, 2016
SAN DIEGO — At the Congress for Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, a presenter noted intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials…
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Results show no greater complication rates associated with concurrent neurological surgery

October 13, 2016
SAN DIEGO — It may be possible to perform concurrent neurological surgery cases with few complications when they are carried out within an…
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VIDEO: Vaccaro discusses the role of navigators at Rothman Institute for patient optimization

October 5, 2016
SAN DIEGO — At the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses the role navigators play at…
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Similar complication rates seen with circumferential MIS and hybrid lumbar fusion

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Spine surgeons should try to place lateral interbody fusion instrumentation with a minimally invasive technique for optimal results…
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Study links readmission 30 days after elective spine surgery and race

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Black race was a predictor of postoperative hospital readmission after spine surgery in a retrospective study that included 1,346…
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Stereotactic radiosurgery has advanced the treatment of metastatic spine disease

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Radiosurgery is a revolutionary and meaningful advance that has helped improve the outcomes of metastatic spine disease and how it…
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Zimmer Biomet exhibits data on less-invasive methods for degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis

September 28, 2016
Zimmer Biomet Spine Inc. announced positive data regarding its Aspen minimally invasive fusion system and Timberline systems from three studies to be…
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Founder’s Laurel Award, Distinguished Service Award presented at CNS Annual Meeting

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, the 2016-2017 past president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, was presented…