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Rush University Medical Center promotes Dr. Kern Singh to full professor

Kern Singh, MD, co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was promoted to a full professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Singh joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005 and teaches minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to physicians from around the world. He also participates in spinal instrumentation design and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers throughout his career. Read More [...]

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Dr. Kern Singh Promoted to Full Professor

Dr. Kern Singh, spine, back and neck orthopedic surgeon and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been promoted to full Professor in the Department of Orthoapedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Read More >>

Drs. Kern Singh, Hyun Bae & more: 5 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons recently receiving honors — Jan. 9, 2017

Here are five spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who recently received awards or promotions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Kern Singh, MD, spine program committee chair for the society's 2017 through 2020 annual meetings. Dr. Singh is the co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>>

Kern Singh, M.D.: Spine Committee Chair for AAOS Meetings

Kern Singh, M.D., co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, will serve as Spine Program Committee Chair for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meetings (2017-2020). “Overseeing the spine section of the largest orthopedic society in the world is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Singh said in the December 12, 2016 news release. “With all the advances in minimally invasive procedures and outpatient spine surgeries, it’s an exciting time to be in the field. [...]

Spine surgery start time impacts same-day discharge: 5 key notes

A new study published in Spine examines the impact of surgery start times for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients. The researchers gathered data from a surgical database for patients who underwent ACDF from 2013 to 2015. There were 106 patients included in the study, either grouped into the early or late cohorts. There were 60 patients in the early cohort and 46 patients in the late cohort. Read More at Becker's Spine >>

The Healthy WAAY with Erin Dacy: Golfing after back surgery

Some athletes like golfers avoid surgery because they're afraid their performance will suffer. But experts say, golfers may be able to get back into the swing of things in no time at all. Mike Rude is swinging a golf club for the first time in two years!  Never-ending low back pain kept him from the sport he loves. Mike said,  "Living with constant pain, you know, it wears on you, and it tires you out." But last year, Mike had spinal [...]

21 smart spine surgeons with gifted business minds

A surgeon entrepreneur, Dr. Singh co-founded Avaz Surgical in 2010 to develop next-generation neural guidance and quantitative imaging techniques. Through Avaz Surgical technology, Dr. Singh and his colleagues are currently striving for a footprint in the lateral spine surgery market. He principal researcher in FDA trials focused on cervical disc replacement and motion-preserving spinal technology. Dr. Singh also actively participates in MIS spine instrument design. Dr. Singh completed his orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery fellowship at Atlanta-based Emory University. Read [...]

Golfing After Spinal Fusion Back Surgery

ABC 7 CHICAGO -- How long should you stay off the greens after back surgery? Between 30 and 50 percent of all golfers will struggle with back and neck pain. Many of them avoid surgery because they're afraid their performance will suffer. But, golfers may be able to get back into the swing of things in no time at all. This is the first time Mike Rude has swung a golf club in two years! Never-ending low back pain kept him [...]

Kern Singh, MD Designs Catheter for Spine Procedures

Spine, back and neck orthopedic surgeons Dr. Kern Singh and Dr. Frank Phillips have worked together to design the Vital 5 ReLeaf Catheter aimed at reducing post-operative pain in patients undergoing orthopedic and spinal procedures. The catheter helps deliver an ongoing and controlled amount of local anesthetic to the surgical site via its unique and proprietary 'leaf catheter' design. "The unique design characteristics of the device make it uniquely suited to spinal applications," stated Dr. Singh. Further, Dr. Phillips added, [...]