As a part of Becker’s Spine’s series ‘Ask Spine Surgeons’ series, Dr. Richard Kube of Prairie Spine and Pain Institute was asked to weigh in on the new and exciting developments in minimally invasive spine treatments. Check out his thoughts on the topic, below.
The MIS landscape: What excites spine specialists the most?
Richard Kube, MD, Founder, CEO, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Peoria, Ill.: We have been working increasingly with adult stem cells. I think the technology has a long way to go, but the initial results have been encouraging. I think this has the potential to become more minimally invasive than anything we could have imagined when I was in training.
Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Becker’s Spine invites all spine surgeon and specialist responses.