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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2015 | Archived Issues

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Johnson, Team Publish Series on Image-Guided Surgery

J. Patrick Johnson, MD

J. Patrick Johnson, MD, and his team of experts on modern spinal technologies have published a series of six manuscripts on image-guided spinal surgery.

The authors include Terrence Kim, MD, Doniel Drazin, MD, and Faris Shweikeh, MD, among other Cedars-Sinai spine surgeons.

The articles were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Image-guided technologies have made a major impact on this area of surgical advancement and have demonstrated safety, precision and reduced complications, particularly in complex spinal procedures. The papers have helped educate the public and other spine surgeons about how the technology is evolving.

Surgeons across the country use this transformative technology, which many expect to lay the foundation for computer-guided robotic surgery.

The articles:

Johnson is a neurosurgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center and director of the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship program.