Skip to main content

Your search for “Spine Surgery” returned 34 results

New Scoliosis Procedure Helps One-Time Olympic Hopeful Compete Again

September 30, 2021

…Spinal Oncology and Deformity Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC San Diego, with Michele Pease-Downey. In 1980, Michele Pease-Downey’s dream was to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. At 60, her dream was to continue walking. The lifelong swimmer needed a cane and, by 2018, the…

Endowed Chair Established in Spinal Surgery at UC San Diego

November 21, 2023

The University of California San Diego has announced that Richard (Todd) Allen, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the inaugural chair holder of the Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD Endowed Chair in Spinal Surgery.

Robotic Spine Surgery Program Expands at UC San Diego Health

April 15, 2019

UC San Diego Health has invested in a new robotic technology to benefit patients in need of restorative spine surgery. This technology enables minimally invasive spine surgery, the benefits of which include potential for shorter operations, less anesthesia, smaller incisions and reduced blood loss.

UC San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon Named New President of International Society

April 26, 2012

Steven Garfin, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health System was named President of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) for 2012 to 2013.

UC San Diego Health System Listed among Nation’s Top Neurosurgery and Spine Programs

March 15, 2013

University of California, San Diego Health System has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a news publication for hospital and health system leadership.

Study Suggests Disruptive Effects of Anesthesia on Brain Cell Connections Are Temporary

July 28, 2014

A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on the connections between brain cells are temporary.

UC San Diego Health Awarded Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery

November 7, 2022

UC San Diego Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery by meeting or exceeding the highest level of national performance standards.

For Space Station Astronauts, Spinal Muscles Shrink after Months in Space

October 25, 2016

…change in spinal disc height, the muscles supporting the spine weaken, find researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study provides new insights into the elevated rates of back pain and disc disease associated with prolonged spaceflight.

UC San Diego Health is Region’s First to Use Augmented Reality in Spine Surgery

April 29, 2021

Augmented reality headsets give UC San Diego Health spine surgeons “x-ray vision” during procedures for accurate and personalized implant placement, while keeping their eyes on their patients.

NASA Awards UC San Diego Orthopedist Distinguished Public Service Medal for Research

June 15, 2017

…uses to study astronaut spine health. NASA has selected Alan Hargens, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal for his research on astronaut health and performance. This is NASA’s highest form of recognition for any non-government…

Category navigation with Social links