We have more news for you about the immense spine surgery guidelines project that Dr. Michael Kaiser chaired, authored, and edited this summer in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. (Read more about the project here, or read about one of the project’s recommendations here). Dr. Kaiser, Associate Director of The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York, was asked by Spinal News International to provide a commentary on this recent work.
In the original project, Dr. Kaiser led a team of spine specialists in a thorough review of the most recent medical evidence and updated the previously published guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion surgery.
In this month’s edition of Spinal News International, Dr. Kaiser reviews the key differences between the original guidelines and the update.
Spinal News International reaches spine specialists around the world, and Dr. Kaiser explains that the update provides them with a practical, useful summary of the most current medical evidence about lumbar fusion surgery. It also identifies areas where more research is needed.
Spine specialists can use this information as a solid foundation on which to base treatment decisions and guide future research endeavors.