ZEISS enables a compelling new way of utilizing targeted X-ray radiotherapy to sterilize metastatic lesions in the spine. Two medical pioneers in the treatment of spine tumors will discuss their ground-breaking work in combining kypho- / vertebroplasty surgery with intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for select patients. Please join us in hearing from spine surgeon Dr. Frederic Bludau and radiation oncologist Dr. Maged Ghaly about their novel approach of Kypho- / Vertebro-IORT.
Dr. Maged Ghaly is Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in the U.S. Dr Ghaly’s focus has been pushing novel technologies forward and providing index measures for quality care. Dr. Ghaly’s research efforts are focused on utilizing focal radiation therapy; both stereotactic radiosurgery and intraoperative radiation to treat both stable and unstable spine tumors. Dr Ghaly and his neurosurgery collages developed Northwell Health’s decision framework for spine metastasis. Dr. Ghaly is also an author for several abstract presentations, research awards, and publications.
Dr. Frederic Bludau is the head of the spine surgery department at the Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Medical Centre, Mannheim, Germany. The unit is a high-volume spine surgery center, covering the complete field of spine surgery in terms of tumor, degenerative, trauma and deformity pathologies. The tumor treatment represents a significant part of the workload, ranging from minimal invasive interventions like intra-operative radiation therapy and kyphoplasty to major surgery like total en-bloc spondylectomy in resectable cases.
Dr. Bludau is a board-certified orthopedic and trauma surgeon, who received further (sub-)specialist training in special trauma surgery and in special orthopedic surgery. More than 13 years of experience in spine surgery at different locations make him a leading spine surgeon. His colleagues in radiotherapy and orthopedic / traumatology and he developed from 2007 on the method of Kypho-IORT which since then has been used worldwide for tumor therapy of the spine. The results of Kypho-IORT and other topics are the subject of his research and numerous publications in this field.
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