Dr. Adam Lipson recently performed the first Nevro implant at Overlook Medical Center, which was televised live by Liberty Science Center (LSC). The procedure was broadcasted in LSC’s Interactive Theater as part of the center’s Live From Surgery program. The patient did well during the surgery, able to return home the same day with significant improvements in his chronic back and leg pain.
The Live From Surgery Experience
Through LSC’s informative and interactive program, high school students had a rare opportunity to watch the procedure in real time while simultaneously participating in active discussions with Dr. Lipson and his medical team.
The program is designed to teach students about the anatomy of the brain, spine and nervous system through a dialogue with experts and visual examples. As part of the program, students were also allowed to examine and manipulate medical equipment used during the procedure as well as anatomical models for a complete learning experience.
As one of the leaders in the field of neurosurgery, Dr. Lipson was hand-selected by LSC for this program to provide students a unique experience in learning about the vital components of the human anatomy. Dr. Lipson has participated in the program before, performing an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in a live session last year.
About Spinal Cord Stimulation
The Nevro implant provides spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to patients living with chronic back pain. SCS applies an electrical current to the source of the pain and blocks the brain’s ability to perceive it.
During the procedure, soft, thin wires with electrical tips are threaded through a needle that is inserted into the affected part of the spine. Then, a small incision is made in the upper buttock or abdomen to insert a tiny generator under the skin. The generator, attached to the wires, sends pain-blocking electrical impulses to the spinal column. This minimally invasive procedure is designed for patients who have been living with back pain for over three months and have exhausted all other modalities of treatment.
For more information on SCS or to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced specialists, contact IGEA Brain & Spine today.