Using a modern visualization system microscope in teaching – benefits and hurdles
Webinar recorded during ZEISS Spine Week 2021
Roger Haertl, MD
Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director of Spinal Surgery, Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA
Benefits and hurdles of using a modern visualization system microscope in teaching
Modern visualization systems such as the microscope have revolutionized neurosurgery and many other fields within surgery. However, in spinal surgery there has been a delay in acceptance. As less invasive spinal surgery becomes a more attractive way of performing spine surgery, visualization tools have also been further explored. Teaching materials and strategies are needed in order to familiarize surgeons with the use of the microscope and other modern visualization systems. This will be discussed in this lecture.