Dr. Härtl Edits Global Spine Journal Supplement on 6T’s

An April 2020 supplement to Global Spine Journal (GSJ), edited by Dr. Roger Härtl, spotlights “The 6 T’s of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.” Written and edited by leading experts in minimally invasive spine surgery, the supplement explores the defining principles of MISS: Target, Technology, Techniques, Training, Testing, and Talent. As an internationally renowned expert in MISS, Dr. Härtl served as the invited editor of the supplement.

“It has been an honor for me to be invited to edit a supplement like this, says Dr. Härtl, Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center and Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. “For the first time in one exhaustive issue, we bring together all of the principles and techniques for developing MISS skills and expertise – from developing a curriculum and training spine surgeons in these techniques to continued refining and innovation of the new technology.”

Contributions to the supplement were written by leading experts in spine surgery, including Dr. Juan Uribe of Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Mark Bilsky and Dr. Ilya Laufer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ali Bydon and Dr. Nicholas Theodore of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Domagoj Coric of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine, Dr. Michael Y. Wang of University of Miami Hospital, Dr. Ralf Wagner of the LIGAMENTA Spine Center, Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni and Dr. Dean Chou of UCSF, Dr. Hyun W. Bae of Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Patrick C. Hsieh and Dr. Sangwook T. Yoon of USC, and Dr. Kevin Foley of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as well as a roster of current and former residents and fellows trained by Dr. Härtl in the 6 T’s. Many of these residents and fellows have gone on to become MISS experts in their own right. 

The supplement is available online to subscribers here.

To view a video of Dr. Härtl delivering a lecture about the 6 T’s of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, please click here.

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