Often under-recognized, but not under-valued, the nurses who take care of our patients play a critical role, both in the operating room and at the bedside.
Our surgeons know this and they are committed to nurse training and continuing eduction for the benefit of all.
“This was to educate nurses regarding spine anatomy, physiology, and common spinal disorders,” Dr. Kaiser says. “The goal was to educate them so they better understand why and how we treat our spine patients.”
Both Dr. Kaiser and Dr. Mandigo see patients at The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York.
Dr. Kaiser is an associate professor of clinical neurological surgery as well as the associate director of The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York. He has advanced subspecialty training in complex spinal surgery and is an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery. He specializes in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, cervical and lumbar degenerative disease, and spinal tumors.
Dr. Mandigo is an instructor of clinical neurosurgery at Columbia. He specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery. He also has expertise in artificial disc replacement surgery in the cervical spine, as well as treating disorders of spinal alignment such as scoliosis or sagittal imbalance.