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?
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.