Advanced Spinal Surgery
Level 2

August 18-20, 2019
CE Hours: 20 | 11 Seats Available 
Instructor: Drs. Karl Kraus, Robert Bergman & Michael Weh

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About This Course

The skills taught will be biomechanics of spinal stabilization SOP instrumentation, thoracolumbar corpectomy, multilevel fenestration, 10 disk ventral fenestration, stabilization of thoracic fractures with SOP locking spinal plates, cervical stabilization, Atlanto-axial stabilization,  foramenotomy for lumbosacral decompression, and SOP stabilization for lumbosacral instabilties.  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 II is designed for surgeons that are skilled at surgery including laminectomies and ventral slot decompression, and wish to expand their surgical repertoire to more technical procedures and spinal stabilizations. 


  • Date(s): August 18-20, 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)


Michael Weh, DVM, DACVS-SA

Michael Weh

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