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Celebrating the Formation of the Yeung Endoscopic Spine Society in China

New sub-societies are being established in China and Taiwan, as Dr. Anthony Yeung steps up training all over the world. One such society is the "Yeung Fellow’s Endoscopic Spine Society," in China made up of his spine fellows and other physicians who are embracing the YESS endoscopic technique. A parallel "Academic Yeung" is also being formed for the Taiwanese Spine Surgeons currently being trained by Dr. Yeung.

The "Yeung Fellow’s Endoscopic Spine Society" is led by its President, Xifeng Zhang, M.D, PhD. and was formally ratified at the Chinese Functional Neurosurgical Forum (CFNF) meeting along with the publication of a Mammary book and with a full reception. The Society was able to get Chinese government approval for the scientific society–a monumental achievement.

In a surprise special event at the Chinese Functional Neurosurgical Forum attended by 800 neurosurgeons, non-surgeons, and attendees, Dr. Yeung was honored with a presentation as well as given the opportunity to introduced spine surgery for their Society.

Dr. Anthony Yeung Travels to Ningbo, China

Dr. Anthony Yeung recently traveled to Ningbo, China, to teach his techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Yeung's visit drew over 150 surgeons from East China!

Translated from the "Ningbo Daily News"

"Inventor of Spine Endoscope Came to Ningbo to Teach; Drew more than 150 surgeons from East China to Learn"

"In many people’s eyes, spine surgery is regarded as a high-risk surgery. If not carefully performed, it may cause irreversible paralysis. Since the time spine endoscope and surgery technique was invented, surgeons now can perform spine surgery under visual condition that significantly reduced such risk. Yesterday, the inventor of spine endoscope and surgery technique, Dr. Anthony Yeung, visited Ningbo to teach and drew more than 150 surgeons to attend the training.

New Publication from the Surgeons at DISC

Journal of SpineDrs. Anthony T. Yeung, Christopher A. Yeung, Nima Salari, and Justin Field of DISC, along with James Navratil and Harrison Maio, have recently published an article in the Journal of Spine, an Open Access, peer reviewed, academic journal that provides a complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in all areas of the field.

The article is titled "Lessons Learned Using Local Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery" and focuses on 9 main lessons that these surgeons have encountered while utilizing local anesthesia during minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery to relieve spine pain - chief among them that operating under local anesthesia allows the patient to respond and provide feedback during surgery that is invaluable for patient safety and for the assessment of the pain generators and ultimately understanding of the source of pain that the surgeon is targeting.

To learn more, please download and read the full article here: "Lessons Learned Using Local Anesthesia for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery"

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