Dr. Lewandrowski has dedicated his career to developing and implementing formalized endoscopic spinal surgery protocols by applying his NIH- and SBIR-funded academic research background to clinical investigation with sophisticated statistical analysis. His acumen has enabled him to build an entrepreneurial outpatient spinal surgery program that provides quality medical care to many patients.
Contemporary Endoscopic Spine Surgery brings the reader the most up-to-date information on the endoscopy of the spine. Key opinion leaders from around the world have come together to present the clinical evidence behind their competitive endoscopic spinal surgery protocols. Chapters in the series cover a range of aspects of spine surgery including spinal pain generators, preoperative workup with modern independent predictors of favorable clinical outcomes with endoscopy, anesthesia in an outpatient setting, management of complications, and a fresh look at technology advances in a historical context. The reader will have a first-row seat during the illustrative discussions of expanded surgical indications from herniated disc to more complex clinical problems, including stenosis, instability, and deformity in patients with advanced degenerative disease of the human spine. Contemporary Endoscopic Spine Surgery is divided into three volumes: Cervical Spine, Lumbar Spine, and Advanced Technologies to capture an accurate snapshot in time of this fast-moving field. It is intended as a comprehensive go-to reference text for surgeons in graduate residency and postgraduate fellowship training programs and for practicing spine surgeons interested in looking for the scientific foundation for their practice expansion into endoscopic surgery.This volume (Lumbar Spine) covers the following topics in 18 detailed chapters:Lumbar endoscopy: historical perspectives, present & futureEndoscopic lumbar discectomy – anatomy, nomenclature, indications and advanced techniquesCurrent approaches for the treatment of endstage vacuum degenerative lumbar disc diseaseAdvanced endoscopic techniques of lumbar foraminotomy and treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesisEndoscopic treatment of lumbar facet cystsEndoscopic techniques for the treatment of a wide range of chronic low back painEndoscopic spine surgery techniques in the elderlyEndoscopic fusion techniquesEndoscopic resection of schwannomaTechnical notes for difficult cases, controversies and complications of lumbar endoscopy