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Surgeon offers free talk on spine surgery

January 24, 2018

NORWICH – Chronic back pain can be debilitating and keep you from doing the things you enjoy in life. A free informational seminar sponsored by Backus Hospital will detail how minimally invasive spine surgery could be an option.

“Advances in Spine Surgery” will be presented by Michael Halperin, MD, on Thursday, February 18, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Hartford HealthCare System Support Office, 11 Stott Ave., Norwich.

Dr. Halperin will introduce the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ surgical guidance system for spine procedures. New and available exclusively in eastern Connecticut at Backus and Windham hospitals, the ExcelsiusGPS brings an even greater level of precision to surgeons performing spine surgery making procedures safer with less blood loss, less muscle damage and a faster recovery.

“This technology allows for a more precise and safer placement of surgical devices into the spine, which reduces the risk of injury to nerves, blood vessels and other vital structures,” Dr. Halperin said. “This is accurate to a sub-millimeter in a space where there’s only several millimeters of room to work.”

The talk is free but registration is required by calling 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373). Light refreshments will be served.


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