Dr. Ali A. Baaj recently released a new book titled Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls. Co-authored with Dr. Gregory D. Schroeder and Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro from the world-renowned Rothman Orthopedic Institute, this new publication serves as an educational asset for all spine surgeons and a reference for current practitioners.
Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls is the first book to focus exclusively on the topic of revision spinal techniques. In contrast to other procedures, revision spine surgery requires a unique skill set and understanding of indications and advanced techniques. The book aims to give the reader skills that are critical to good patient care and outcomes — understanding when a simple revision is sufficient, when a more complex approach is necessary, and when a non-surgical option should be considered.
Drs. Roger Hartl and Jeffrey Greenfield, as well as several Weill Cornell Medicine neurosurgical residents and fellows contributed to this work.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Baaj has authored more than 100 abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters with an emphasis on minimally invasive spine surgery, advanced surgical techniques, and spinal anatomy. He serves on the editorial boards of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery as well as Clinical Spine Surgery. Dr. Baaj has also authored Surgery of the Thoracic Spine, and the award-winning Handbook of Spine Surgery, which is now in its 2nd edition.