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Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF) of the Lumbar Spine- Indications, Technique, Results

Dr. Paul Kuflik, Associate Director of the Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center, presents on Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, or DLIF, an innovative minimally invasive technique for lumbar spine fusions.

Target Audience  

Physicians who wish to learn about new minimally invasive approaches to spinal fusion surgery.

Objectives  

  • Indications for the procedure
  • Understand its advantages over traditional open techniques
  • Appreciate the technical challenges of the procedure
  • Review of results

  • Accreditation Statement  

    Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Beth Israel Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of  0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure  

    It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.   Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

    The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose:

    Paul Kuflik, MD

    If you have any questions regarding this CME activity, please contact Kiersten Smith-Gaston by phone at 212-420-4713 or email at ksgaston@chpnet.org

    Presenter

    Paul Kuflik, MD

    Paul Kuflik, MD Dr. Paul Kuflik, Associate Director of the Spine Institute of New York has extensive experience in all aspects of spine surgery, with special emphasis on spinal deformity, degenerative disorders of the spine and in particular, minimally invasive spine surgery.

    Dr. Kuflik earned his medical ...
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