Published: Aug. 18, 2009
Updated: Aug. 18, 2009
The Duke Medical Minute allows Duke specialists to give a brief snapshot into men's health offerings at Duke.
In this episode, Robert Isaacs, MD, answers questions about the expert treatment options offered by Duke Spine Center.
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Announcer: Once again, it’s time for the Duke Medical Minute. We’re joined by Dr Robert Isaacs. He is with neurosciences.
Let’s talk a bit about what Duke can do and it is a full-service spine care facility for fellowship-trained spine surgeons, nationally recognized surgeons. I mean, you guys are the A list.
Isaacs: We try to be. I mean, that’s our whole point -- is to try to get the cream of the crop here.
To get the broadest range of spine care you can get anywhere and that includes both on the surgical side where we I think we have some really top-notched folks but also on the medical side cause a lot of this stuff you don’t need surgery for, and we’re not trying to operate on everybody.
We’re trying to get them in and get them treated and hopefully avoid surgery. But if we can’t, we have the people that can take care of them.
Annoucer: Minimally invasive spine surgery -- MIS. Explain, doctor.
Isaacs: It’s amazing what we can do with minimally invasive techniques -- using an endoscope, using minimally invasive techniques -- we can do from a simple disc rupture all the way up to scoliosis surgery which is very typically done here.
We are one of the premier groups in the country that does this work.>