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Keys to an Amazing Life, Secrets of the Cervical Spine with Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj

Keys to an Amazing Life, Secrets of the Cervical Spine with Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj

September 5, 2014


Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, Chief of Spine Surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine and author of the internationally bestselling book, Keys to an Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj discuss the following:

  • What role does your spine play in your overall health?
  • What is proper posture?
  • How can people be mindful of their posture in everyday / common situations?
  • What are some spine strengthening exercises that people can benefit from?
  • When is surgery necessary?


Duration: 14:00


Kenneth K. Hansraj, M.D. is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar procedures, bloodless spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, laminectomies and spinal fusions. He believes in whole body wellness, preventative care and that the spine is a principal indicator of general health impacted by “human software and hardware.”


Dr. Hansraj was inspired to dedicate his life to surgery early on while observing the operating theaters of Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY with cardiothoracic surgeons Drs. Arisan Ergin and Randall Griepp at just 16 years of age. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia in 1987 after obtaining graduate studies in biological sciences from Columbia University, New York and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.


He selected spinal surgery as a sub-specialization in orthopedic surgery because it was uncharted territory at the time in contrast to other forms of more traditional orthopedic procedures including joint replacement. Dr. Hansraj wanted to be at the forefront of a new, exciting and challenging chapter in medicine and contribute to the shape of the overall future of spinal health and well-being.


Following the completion of his general surgery and orthopedic surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and King/ Drew Medical Center, (during which he completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Biomechanics at The Hospital for Special Surgery, NY), Dr. Hansraj held a Fellowship in at the California Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and a Fellowship in Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.


Today, with more than two decades of surgical experience, Dr. Hansraj has seen and treated more than 20,000 patients, and has come to recognize and promote the critical importance of the cervical spine as it relates to overall physical and mental well-being.


He is the author of the internationally bestselling book, Keys to an Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine, (January, 2013), which he was inspired to write based on this concept. Dr. Hansraj is also the author of Bloodless Spine Surgery: Pictures and Explanations. His goal with each of his books is to bring years of accumulated expert medical knowledge to the public at-large in an easy-to-digest format and to help countless individuals with ongoing spinal and health issues.


Dr. Hansraj currently practices in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is an attending orthopedic spine surgeon at St. Francis Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.


He has authored medical books for the layperson and the professional and has written extensively for medical journals in addition to lecturing at national and global seminars, universities and conferences.


Dr. Hansraj is developing The LandWorks Center an all steel and glass, energy-efficient, Leed Platinum green building in Fishkill, NY. With floor to ceiling glass, a daylight harvesting system, motorized sunshades, open windows, and under floor air distribution this building will augment fresh air, daylight and sunlight (without glare), beauty, health and human comfort in the work place.


Dr. Hansraj resides with his wife, Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, and his son, Jonathan, in Rockland County. In his spare time, Dr. Hansraj enjoys an array of physical activities including skiing, walking, jogging, running and yoga, spending time with his family, and changing people’s lives for the better as often and as dramatically as possible.



Web Site: www.drken.us
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kenneth.hansraj
Twitter: @KenHansraj


The First Broadcasted Total Ankle using Google Glass with Dr. Selene Parekh

The First Broadcasted Total Ankle using Google Glass with Dr. Selene Parekh

March 2, 2014


Dr. Selene Parekh, Orthopedic Surgeon at Duke University joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic and Technology Channels to discuss the first broadcasted total ankle using google glass.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Selene Parekh discuss the following:

  • Recently it was reported that you broadcasted the first total ankle using google glass. How was that?
  • Is google glass easy to learn to use?  
  • How do you think google glass will change medicine and healthcare?
  • There has been an increase in interest in wearable technologies, how do you think this will evolve?
  • In your best opinion, how will wearable technologies disrupt healthcare delivery?

Duration: 6:00


Selene Parekh grew up in North Jersey. Upon graduating from high school, Selene attended the 7 year medical program at Boston University. While in medical school, he realized that utility of a business education and became the creator and 1st graduate of the combined MB/MBA program at Boston University. Dr. Parekh then completed his internship, residency, and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in entrepreneurship was fortified by a one-year Healthcare Entrepreneurship Fellowship at the Wharton School of Business.


His experiences led to the development of the “Business of Orthopaedics” conference, the first of its kind in the United States. The course exposed orthopaedic surgeons to a breadth of topics, from practice management to product development and entrepreneurship, to personal financial management, to leadership and negotiations Upon completion of his training, Selene moved to the University of North Carolina, where he revived the foot and ankle division. He also served as a consultant to the Tar Heels athletic program.


In 2009, Selene moved his practice to the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke University, where he is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Duke’s Fuqua Business School. He is integrally involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. His practice is focused on diseases and surgeries of the foot and ankle.


Dr. Parekh has been an active speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, helping to teach other orthopaedic surgeons about best practices and novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients. He has published in numerous journals and has served as editor for a number of textbooks. Dr. Parekh has been recognized as one of North Carolina’s Best Doctors in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Web Site: www.footdronline.com
Twitter: @footdronline

One Day Spine Surgery with Dr. Robert Talac

One Day Spine Surgery with Dr. Robert Talac

February 1, 2014


Dr. Robert Talac, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon & founder of Advanced Spine Institute the center of excellence for treatment of spine related problems joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Robert Talac discuss the following:

  • What causes back or neck pain?
  • What is the most important thing one need to know before considering spine surgery? 
  • Let's say that I was told I needed back surgery. How can I find the right physician?
  • What is a difference between endoscopic, minimally invasive and traditional spine surgery?
  • Is it safe to go home same day after spine surgery?

Duration: 10:58


Dr. Talac is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. He is a founder of Advanced Spine Institute, the center of excellence for treatment of spine related problems. He was born in Czechoslovakia, Europe. He attended Medical School of Masaryk University in Brno. He has completed a General Surgery training as well as fellowship training is Surgical Oncology in Europe. He has earned PhD in Biophysics from Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He also has Diploma in Minimally Invasive Surgery from University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.


In 1999, he relocated to United States. He worked as a clinician/scientist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He spent 4 years at Mayo Clinic. “I have not only learned and perfected cutting-edge strategies that promotes healing and recovery, but internalized most important lesson in practicing medicine – the needs of the patient come first”. He also completed training in Orthopedic Surgery at University of California, San Diego, CA and fellowship training in Spine Surgery at Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.


Dr. Talac is the author of more than 50 research publication. He is a recipient of Patient Choice Award (2011 and 2012) and Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2012. Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference doctors make in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed on physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by their patients. In fact, of the nation's 830,000 active doctors, only 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012. The International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons recognized Dr. Talac as a Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.



Links: www.advspineinstitute.com


Chief of the Robotic Orthopedic Center at St Johns Riverside Hospital, Dr. David Lent

Chief of the Robotic Orthopedic Center at St Johns Riverside Hospital, Dr. David Lent

November 10, 2013


Dr. David Lent, orthopedic surgeon and Chief of the Robotic Orthopedic Center at St. Johns Riverside Hospital joins eHealth Radio and the Othopedic Channel.


This episode is brought The Expert Institute where you can connect with a local expert within 24 hours by simply visiting TheExpertInstitute.com.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Lent discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us about your background, your education and how you decided to become an orthopedic surgeon?
  • What kinds procedures do you commonly perform?
  • How has the orthopedics industry evolved since you first became a doctor?
  • Can you discuss any cutting edge techniques that are surfacing?
  • Where do you see the orthopedics industry heading into the future?


Duration: 9:49


Dr. David Lent - Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


Qualifications:

  • Chief of Sports Medicine Department
  • Chief of Robotic Knee Replacement at St. John's Riverside Hospital
  • Trauma Specialist
  • Team physician for many local colleges and high schools
  • Leader in Minimally Invasive Surgery & Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques including ACL Reconstruction and Shoulder Labral (SLAP) Repair
  • Partial Knee Replacement – MAKOplasty® Specialist

Education:

  • Undergraduate: BA, Yeshiva University, New York, NY
  • Medical: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Training:

  • General Surgery Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Orthopedic Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Staten Island University Hospital/Hospital for Special Surgery, Staten Island, NY

Professional Affiliation:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons



Links: davidlentmd.com


How hip and knee implants improve the quality of life with Dr. James T. Caillouette

How hip and knee implants improve the quality of life with Dr. James T. Caillouette

April 16, 2012

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How hip and knee implants improve the quality of life


with Dr. James T. Caillouette


Dr. James T. Caillouette, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, specializing in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. James T. Caillouette discuss the following:

  • How do hip implants improve quality of life?
  • What are indicators that a hip implant is necessary?
  • Generally, how long is the recovery period?
  • How does weight loss and exercise impact the joints?
  • How does weight loss and exercise improve mobility?


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James T. Caillouette, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, specializing in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.


Dr. Caillouette earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the immediate past President of the California Orthopaedic Association, a member of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, and a member of the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.


Dr. Caillouette reviews articles for The Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. He has developed multiple orthopedic devices and instruments over the past 22 years and consults worldwide for DePuy/Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Caillouette participates in surgeon education at an international level. He has authored numerous publications in orthopedic literature. He is currently focused on healthcare economics and reform, along with the design of next generation hip and knee implants.


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Links: www.orthopedichospital.com

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