Minimally Invasive Back Surgery: Advances and Insights
The World Health Organization revealed that over 619 million people globally had low back pain and that number has only increased over the past couple of years. Lower back pain is also cited as the leading cause of disability for people. While traditional surgery has existed as a treatment option, medical leaders are such as Dr. Peter Derman of the Texas Back Institute are advancing the use of minimally invasive procedures to help people obtain treatment and relief from back pain.
Joining the program is Dr. Peter Derman, a Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine Surgeon of the Texas Back Institute joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic and Spinal Health Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Peter Derman discuss the following:
Dr. Derman, can you tell us what is meant by “minimally invasive” back surgery procedures – and how it differs from other approaches to back pain treatment?
It seems that back pain issues are an increasing concern for U.S. consumers. Can you tell us a little bit about why Americans are ending up with back pain, and if there is indeed an increase in the number of people with lower back pain issues – why this is happening?
I’d like to circle back to you, Dr. Derman. As a board certified surgeon with an advanced degree in business administration, your credentials are very impressive. Can you tell us how you found your calling as a surgeon in dealing with spinal injury and pain?
Can you share some tips for our listeners on how to avoid spinal injury and back pain?
Finally, can you share with us how a minimally invasive or endoscopic surgery procedure made an impact for one of your patients?
Dr. Peter Derman, a minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, graduated with honors from Stanford University after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and concurrently obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. Dr. Derman attended the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for his residency and completed his Fellowship in Spine Surgery from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Derman spends his time helping patients, conducting medical research and exploring ways to better medicine for future generations. Outside of his professional career, he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons. In his personal time, Dr. Derman enjoys staying fit, sailing and brewing craft beer with his wife.