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Three Things to Know About Tiger Woods’ Latest Back Surgery

Tiger Woods underwent back surgery on Thursday. The surgery was his fourth back surgery since 2014. Woods detailed the operation on his website Thursday afternoon: "Due to previous herniations and three surgeries, Woods' bottom lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain. Conservative therapy, which included rehabilitation, medications, limiting activities and injections, failed as a permanent solution, and Woods opted to have surgery. The procedure was a minimally invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS ALIF) at L5/S1. The surgery [...]

Dr. Kern Singh Chairs ISASS Annual Meeting, Research Team Awarded Best Poster

Dr. Kern Singh recently chaired the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) in Boca Raton, FL. The ISASS Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of spine surgeons and their clinical support staff for a weekend of education and collaboration. The ISASS 2017 annual meeting was a huge success, with over 570 scientific papers presented," said Dr. Singh. "The presented papers covered the entire spectrum of spinal surgery topics, from basic science to cutting-edge minimally [...]

Dr. Kern Singh Helps Injured Worker Recover From Back Injury

After suffering an injury while at work, Oscar Sanchez required back surgery. He underwent a minimally invasive lumbar fusion by Dr. Singh and after just a few months, Oscar was back at work with no restrictions. Despite being a Spanish speaking patient, Dr. Singh's staff was able to accommodate Oscar from the first phone call, all the way through his surgery and beyond. 

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Patients Markedly Underestimate Radiation Exposure From Spinal Imaging

In a recent survey, patients with spinal conditions substantially underestimated the radiation dose of computed tomography (CT) scans, and more than three-fourths mistakenly believed that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are associated with radiation exposure. The findings were reported in the March issue of The Spine Journal. “These findings indicate a deficiency in patient knowledge regarding the risks of their care,” said senior author Kern Singh, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at [...]

Dr. Kern Singh launches Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group: 5 things to know

Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago Kern Singh, MD, founded the Minimally Invasive Spine Study Group. "The MISSG is an international organization dedicated to advancement of minimally invasive spine surgery that is truly the first of its kind," said Dr. Singh. "This collaborative effort between the world's leading minimally invasive spine surgeons will revolutionize the way in which we conduct minimally invasive spine research." Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>

Kern Singh, MD, promoted to full professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center

MidWest Orthopedics at Rush announced Kern Singh, MD, co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at the center, was promoted to full professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Singh, a spine, back and neck orthopedic surgeon, joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005. According to a press release, Singh is a leader in minimally invasive spinal surgery and teaches techniques in this field to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from [...]

Kern Singh, M.D. Promoted to Full Professor at Rush

Kern Singh, M.D., an 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 Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. As indicated in the January 19, 2017 news release, “A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University. Since joining Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University Medical Center in 2005, Dr. Kern [...]

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 >>