Advanced Spinal Surgery
Level 1

March 7-9, 2019
CE Hours: 20 
Instructors: Drs. Karl Kraus, Robert Bergman,
Michael Weh, & Peter Early

Course Agenda

About This Course

The skills taught will be neurologic localization, SOP instrumentation, thoracolumbar hemi-laminectomy, fenestration, stabilization of lumbar fractures with SOP locking spinal plates, cervical slot decompression,  dorsal laminectomy for lumbosacral decompression.  There will be five sessions beginning with theory and detailed step by step description of the procedures followed by a demonstration of the procedure by an instructor on a cadaver.  The attendees will then repeat the procedures on cadavers and can repeat the procedures as needed.  Instrumentation will include standard surgical instrumentation, specialized spinal instrumentation, high speed burr, drills, and SOP instrumentation and screws.

Who Should Attend

The Advanced Spine Surgery Level I is designed for surgeons that are skilled at surgery and wish to expand their surgical repertoire to spinal surgery.  


  • Date(s): March 7-9, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Imaging - Neurology
  • Enrollment Capacity: 12
  • CE Hours: 20

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Lead Instructor ...

Karl Kraus


Robert Bergman DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)


Peter Early DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

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