Awake Spine Surgery: A paradigm shift in neurosurgery

Mayo Clinic can perform lumbar fusion, as well as laminectomy and diskectomy, with spinal anesthesia. The awake procedures can lessen operating room time and postoperative pain. Dr. Abode-Iyamah, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic and Dr. Bojaxhi, an anesthesiologist will discuss this procedure and the benefits they are seeing with patients, the types of patients that would be a good fit for this surgery, the importance of collaboration between the anesthesiology and neurosurgery teams and more.


May 10, 2023

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