TROY, Mich., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Jagannathan, M.D., known as one of the United States' top neurosurgeons, was featured on WJR AM-760 radio show Anything is Possible! hosted by Jack Krasula on May 27, 2017. During the one-hour show, Dr. Jagannathan discussed the importance of patient-centric care in spine surgery. "It is important that patients know the full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical options," he said, adding that "a full understanding of their options puts patients in a position to make the best decision for themselves."
When asked by Jack Krasula show about the future of spine surgery, Dr. Jagannathan specifically pointed to motion-sparing techniques. Motion-sparing techniques aim to preserve motion in the spine, and are increasingly relevant given the recent FDA approval of 2-level cervical artificial disks. "The idea of preserving motion will permit many patients who were not previously candidates for spine surgery to have procedures that can help with pain while still maintaining normal spinal motion and hopefully reducing the future need for re-operation," he said. Dr. Jagannathan also discussed the importance of stem cells, which are undifferentiated, primitive cells that have the capability of maturing into specific tissue types. According to Dr. Jagannathan, "stem cells not only have the ability to possibly enhance spinal fusion outcomes, but also to serve as a vector to induce healing following spinal cord injury or stroke." Dr. Jagannathan also pointed to the advances in imaging modalities and technology, which has allowed surgeons to provide minimally invasive treatment for pathology which previously were untreatable. "What MIS has taught us is that using image-guided targeting while decreasing tissue manipulation can greatly reduce post-operative pain, hospital stays and post-operative drug use."
Anything is Possible! is a popular radio show based in Metro Detroit and heard throughout the United States and Canada which involves in depth interviews with leaders in Medicine, Politics, Healthcare and Sports. Previous guests include Senator John McCain, Heisman Trophy Winner, Desmond Howard, Mitch Albom and former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade. Listen to the interview at anythingispossible.biz/theshow.html.
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