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MIS Spine: Advances in Visualization, Navigation, and Robotics

HSS spine surgeon Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA, addressed the need for better technologies to facilitate minimally invasive cervical procedures in an article by MedTech Strategist.

"Current technologies have focused on applications primarily for thoracic and lumbar," said Dr. Qureshi.

He explained that cervical spine surgery is still considered relatively untapped as a minimally invasive procedure. While companies are starting to consider cervical minimally invasive options of screws, rods and fusion devices, Dr. Qureshi noted that there is no immediate groundbreaking technology available.

This article appeared in the April 20, 2018 print issue.